29 November 2010

Intevals at Skansemyren

Track workouts are great. Especially when you can drive to the track, roll out of your car, trot around for a bit and then drive home. When you have to run across town then up the side of a mountain to get to the track, things are a little more challenging. Then, of course, there is the descent on jelly legs afterwards. And all of that at sub-zero temperatures... This is really testing my commitment.

BSI Orienteering this Week

Monday, November 29th at 6.00 pm

Janita has the practice at Skansemyren. There will be running intervals, 10 x 400 meters. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 30th at 6.00 pm

Urb-O Cup at Krohnegen skole. Meet at Krohnegen skole. Free start between 6.00 pm. and 7.00 pm. There will be five short tracks. Registration here before Monday evening at 10.00 pm.

Sunday, December 5th at 1.00 pm
We organize club championship in Sandviken. Meet at Meyermarken. There is a track about 3.5 km and a track for beginners about 2 km. There will be street orientation with elements of park and forest. Bring your EKT-chip if you have. Otherwise, you can borrow one from us.

Sunday, December 5th 6.00 pm
Christmas end and porridge at Janita, Gjeble Pederssøns gate 9A. Welcome!
Do you want to join the club championship and / or Christmas end? Send an e-mail to bsi.orientering@gmail.com before Thursday, December 2th.

14 November 2010

Over the 'flu and Up the mountain

I think I have finally kicked the 'flu. No longer coughing up chunky bits and chest is not aching any more. That is not to say that I am not still having trouble breathing on runs, but I put that down to the air temperature. Well, that is what I am telling myself anyway. This morning I ran across town and then made my way gradually up Fløyen. Once you get up through the housing at the base of the mountain, you are onto gravel tracks that zig-zag back and forth up the side. The paths are strewn with red and yellow autumn leaves right now, which makes them really spectacular. That is if you can focus to appreciate the surroundings! I think that I got to an altitude of around 320 metres in just under 28 minutes, which considering that I started from the other side of town, is not too bad. For comparison, the funicular gets up there in only 8 minutes... But then it starts half way up!

02 November 2010

And then to Norway

Arrived in Bergen, Norway, yesterday after a fairly epic trip. Weather on arrival was anomalously good, but I was informed by a number of folk that it would not last. And, indeed, they were correct: this morning is overcast and drizzly. Still battling off the tail end of a nasty bout of 'flu, but having been a lazy ass for over a week, I thought it was high time to get out and do something. So I went out for a rather brief trot around my immediate neighbourhood, taking care not to slip on the leaf-strewn sidewalks. Can definitely feel the results of my sloth and the great big clump of residual phlegm that I am still toting around. Even at 08:30 it is still pretty dim, so it felt a lot earlier than it actually was. Tomorrow I will get out for a trot when things are a little more quiet: I only woke up at around 07:00 this morning, which is grossly out of character!