First snow today – in full track training

change from running flats to spikes has been no problem at all. It seems like I get stronger every year and I can handle those adjustments better and better.

The first snow came a little bit earlier then I like, but in a way I like the seasons we have here. When I was studying and running in the US at the University of Indiana, we had no snow and short “winters”. It was comfortable, but I sort of lost the natural increase and decrease of speed and training stress over the year. I am a much better athlete in the summer, because I use the Norwegian winters (plus some Kenya trips) to build a strong base.

Not much new,