My favorite workout is on gravel along the river (Nidelva) and involves combining longer interval training sessions with short rests, e.g. 8x4 min with a 45-sec rest combined with a shorter pull at Øya Stadium afterwards, e.g. 4x200 m with a 1-minute rest.
The area around and in Øya Stadium, where there are often lots of other people to train with.
- When it’s cold outside: : Keep exposed parts like my hands, head and neck warm while still making sure I can regulate my temperature during the session.
- When it’s hot: Wear light, flexible clothes that won’t get wet and heavy during the training session.
My favorite Dæhlie outfit is Singlet Gear—it’s very flexible and the material is comfortable—and also the Jacket Intense, which is light and airy when you need that little bit of extra protection from the elements.
A normal training week has roughly 170km run and 13-14 sessions.
- Monday: Two gentle training sessions of 8–12 km each with an uphill run at the end.
- Tuesday: Two interval training sessions of 25–40 mins (8–12 km) on gravel or on the track..
- Wednesday: Two gentle training sessions of 8–12 km each with an uphill run at the end.
- Thursday: Two interval training sessions of 25–40 mins (8–12 km), one of which is an orienteering session with a map and the other is a normal interval training session on the track or on gravel.
- Friday: Two gentle training sessions of 8–12 km each with an uphill run at the end.
- Saturday: Hill interval training or a race.
- Sunday: Two short runs or one long run on low pace, totaling 20 km
I hope that things are going to start opening up again in 2021 and more runs will be organized so that I can squeeze in all distances from 3,000 m to the half-marathon. In particular, I’d like to achieve my dream time of under 8 minutes in the 3,000 m..
My goal for 2022 is to bring home a medal from the orienteering event in the World Championships.