First snow today – in full track training

Today, we had our first snow here in Norway. It sort of interrupted our morning track session, but hopefully the snow will be gone by tomorrow. The recent track sessions after Bolivia have been encouraging. I have felt strong and smooth, and the…

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,