What started out as a spontaneous idea in October 2018, turned in to an amazing experience with lots of challenges way before the big race, 42km at Marathon Du Mont-Blanc.Leading up to MMB I had been dealing with many minor injuries on and off since January (at least that’s how it feels). For those who know me well, I think it’s fair to say I have been quite emotional about this race and determined to do it, even at times were I couldn’t run.In February when I couldn’t run due to issues with my knee, I knew I had to change my focus in my strength training to focus on building stronger legs that’s could help me get through this.There’s no doubt in my mind that all those hours spent in SATS doing rehab exercises and other rather boring non-Instagram worthy exercises have helped me get through the race. Chamonix-Mont BlancWaiting in line to pick up my bib Friday before the race, I started talking to some of the other runners; well that was stupid, that freaked me out!😲 I don’t think I ev…
When you workout, you most likely want to be as efficient as possible, but how do you achieve that? Research (Madsen et al, 2015) has shown that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is highly efficient when it comes to burning fat.
According to Gillen and Gibala (2014, p. 409) "HIIT is characterized by brief, repeated bursts of relatively intense
exercise separated by periods of rest or low-intensity exercise.
“Low-volume” HIIT refers to exercise training sessions that
are relatively brief - consisting of ≤10 min of intense exercise
within a training session lasting ≤30 min including warm-up,
recovery periods between intervals and cool down." Zhang et al (2015) found in their study that HIIT was effective when it comes to burning subcutaneous fat, but also controlling abdominal visceral fat. Likewise, Madsen et al (2015) found that there are many advantages with HIIT, besides abdominal fat loss they found many health benefits for patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Here is my 2018 in pictures, they pretty much sums up my year😊
The year included lots of bouldering My first OCR race of the year, 19km Strong Viking in Germany The year included lots of trail races, this was my first ever 1st place finish Nordic Race Hasle Bakker is one of my favourite OCR races in Denmark One of my favourite trail races was SkyTrail at Himmelbjerget A fall from Reborn's Stairway to Heaven at OCR European Championship changed the year
First race after I got my cast off, my hip flexor gave me so many problems, which continued the rest of the year Best running experience of 2018 is without a doubt Møns Klint, such as an amazing experience, love running on rolling rocks The one race I wish I had never done; lesson learned! Don't run when you're injured! Longeste OCR race (and run) at Spartan Race Beast Barcelona Looking forward to many more amazing running experiences in 2019