Great training this morning

With my training partner Henrik I ran a long series of 800s on the track today….in the beautiful and fresh fall weather. Around freezing temperature, but blue sky and no wind. Coach Frank was there to take lactic acid tests and motivate. Then I…

did a long weightsession before another long run. Total of 6 hours of continous training….puh…..

The tracksession was a surprise. I floated well, and Henrik and I changed the pacemaking. I did the first lap and he the other. I have a little bit pacejudgement, so that is our usual routine. He was looking strong the whole way and had no problem following me. The lactic acid tests showed the same – we had almost the exact same values. This 14.09 5000 meter runner is finally getting tuned into the program. Which is great for him and great for me. Finally I have a good training partner here in Norway in the winter.

I will attend on a press confrence tomorrow concerning the Bislett Stadium where they host the Bislett Games Golden League. The track where they have set more then 50 world records, and I have my personal 5000 meter best from. They were suppose to build a new stadium at the price of some 80 million US$ but now things are going back and forth. The old stadium is close to falling apart….Very sad if they cannot go through with it. It would be a major setback for Norwegian athletics if these plans are changed……so I feel obligated to support things the best I can.

All from Norway,