Best test ever….

1998), who came at the very end of the test. Outside, it was snowing, so even though I felt sleepy and tired, I managed to motivate myself for the test. And what a test it would be πŸ™‚

I have done close to 200 tests over the last 3 years of this type. It is a very simple test of a series of intervalls at a gradually faster pace. The test is close to a normal training session, so it does not interfer with my regular training but it is simply a part of it. My heart rate was incredibly low on the warm up – almost 15 beats lower than normal (which is huge for an elite athlete). I started up the test, and as I progressed I could not believe what kind of speed I was running at – and how low my lactic acid and heart rate was. The curve was almost dead flat – as I ran faster and faster, my lactic acid and heart rate just very slowly got higher. I ended up breaking my old “all time best” test (or the “Ghost Session” like Frank Evertsen used to call it – because it seemed like a once in a lifetime day and test, that I have never even been close to after….until today- and we always used to talk about that special test as something strange πŸ™‚ )

I think this is the first time in at least half a year I have been 100 % satisfied with the result of a session….I am a perfectionist, and I ALWAYS find something I could have done better. Today I cannot find one single thing. The altitude training and the work I have been done came 100 % together – strange for February, but a good indication that I am on the right track. So I will be satisfied for a day or two now, until I have a rough session again – and get more things to systematically think about and solve πŸ™‚