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End of the summer thoughts

By September 18, 2014No Comments

So it has been long time ago since I updated my blog. It´s a pity because normally I like to write about small things and big things. On my Swedish blog I have been better but as I have 2 blogs I get lost and loose the inspiration for writing, But I probably will quit my Swedish blog and make a Swedish blog here, so that might make me better posting things.


Anyway, the whole summer flew away fast! Races and races and some good day in the mountains has disappeared to memories.

I´m happy with my season, and can´t wait until next summer actually! I have not lost my inspiration and motivation and that makes me really happy.

For sure some races has not gone as I wanted, and my weak sides shows on them. And those sides of me I want to improve and I have them in mind. But I think it will take time. For me things get better when I don´t stress things.

As for the last summers I have done distances from 1 km to 100 km. And that´s what I love. I love the contrasts. Some people ask me why I do this, some even tell me it´s bad and ” – It´s not everybody who can be like Kilian” to make all distances good. I´m not doing races because I want to be like some one else. I´m doing different races because I love it. So comment´s like that, is unnecessary.

Even though it feels like the summer season is finished I still have some races left. Short and fast and some verticals. For the love f it!

Last weekend the last race in the ultra sky running serie, The RUT took part in Montana. It was such a beautiful place. Before I got there I had 2 weeks when my legs was really tired. First from KIMA, where I ended up running one more hour loosing the track and the disappointment who suck so much energy from me. Then race directing in Tromsö! That was such a big pleasure, but it never gave me the time to recover after KIMA. We started marking the race just the day after and we worked many hours that week. My legs was heavy for those weeks, I have actually never felt that way before.

So when I came to the RUT my ambitions where low. I doubted that I could even finish the race.  We started slow and I thought I had Ellie Greenwood in front of me. So I tried to catch her, but I didn´t need to when they told me I was the first woman. So I just stayed in my pace waiting for Kasie, Frosty and Ellie to catch me, as they normally are stronger than me when it comes to non technical running.


When the technical came I got happy and inspired so there I could keep a good pace and put more minutes back to the ladies. I think I had 12 minutes down to them at that time. 12 minutes is nothing if you are not inspired, and I thought that they could catch me in the end when the course had around 12 km of non technical running. When it comes to that terrain I really need to dig deep to run fast. It´s a week side of me. The weak side is that I´m a bad flat runner. I never find the inspiration to run flat and I´m really bad on doing things I don´t feel motivated for!! I am thinking of solutions to this.

Anyway I could keep the lead to the finish line which I was so happy for! The victory also gave me the victory in the world series of ultra distance in sky running! I guess I had a little energy left in my legs. 🙂

Now I have some days of resting because the tiredness I felt the last weeks needs to have some time to disappear. I will enjoy the last of the summer season and spend a lot of time in the mountains!





Mountain athlete, trail runner and ski mountaineer. Writer,mum and Co- founder of Living on a small farm in the Norwegian fjordlands!