I love to participate in races as a way to prepare for the ski season. I get good hard workouts while also not reading too much into the results.
In Norway it’s Nordmarka! Or the Hafjell/Sjusjøen area. I am lucky to live almost on the Nordmarka, so I use the hills up along Wyllerløypa a lot for intervals. I can also reach the trails in three minutes. I like to rollerski in Kollen (Holmenkollen) and Sørkedalen. Outside of Norway, I love to run with the Seiser Alm as a base (in the Italian Dolomites).
- When it’s cold outside: If I am going to have a hard workout, the trick is to be a bit cold when you go out, so that you reach a good temperature when you start warming up. I like wearing several layers. In winter I often wear a baselayer made out of very thin wool, a jacket and a vest. Vests as the best all year! It is also important to keep yourself warm after a workout, so I always carry a Dæhlie wool sweater and a dry sports bra in a light bag or have them in the car.
- When it’s warm outside: I’ll always have very breathable clothes all-year round, but especially when it’s warm. The thinnest wool works all year.
- Jacket Intense for Women
- Singlet Gear for Women
- Tights Endorfin for Women
My workout schedule varies with the seasons, my workload and travels, but this is fairly typical:
- 2-4 intense workouts, usually intervals
- 2 full-body strength workouts with heavy lifting
- The rest are lighter long runs
- 1-2 rest days depending on how bad I feel