Well, I haven’t really talked about it that much, but in the end of the summer I got myself a coach. My coach is actually a friend from the cycling world and a team mate, so it was easy to ask for some advice and guiding. I have a bad habit of making myself training plans I can’t follow and then feel really bad about not following them, so I kind of need someone to look after my training although I don’t have such high hopes of results or competing anymore. But I have dreams to fulfill and the first one to come is Vasaloppet in March.
It’s been easy for me to try to follow a plan which is made for my personal needs and my personal schedule. Some of you might wonder why I crossed the brook for water when I would have had an “almost coach of the year” at home, but I think was the right decision to go look for help a bit futher. The past 2,5 months with coach Pettsson have gone well and I’m happy not having to stress about anything.
Here are a few example weeks of what I have been doing lately.
Two weeks in September with a lot of travelling:
Day 1 Rollerskiing 1h30min easy + travelling Kokkola-Helsinki (6h)
Day 2 Easy evening jog 30min
Day 3 am: Rollerskiing 1h before breakfast, pm: strength training 1h10min
Day 4 Morning jog 20min before breakfast + day of work at Helsinki & travelling Helsinki-Järvenpää-Turku (3h30min)
Day 5 am: Rollerskiing 1h10min, pm: strength training 1h
Day 6 Travelling Turku – Helsinki – Oslo – Lillehammer (8h)+ evening jog up and down to Birkebeineren stadion 1h
Day 7 Travelling Lilly – Venabu (2h) + evening jog with poles incl. 6*30s fast 1h15min
Day 8 Hike up to fjell Muen and around 3h15min
Day 9 am: Morning jog 40min + travelling Lilly – Skjolden (4h), pm: Evening jog 55min + core 20min
Day 10 Hike in Skjolden 3h45min
Day 11 am: Morning jog 30min + travelling Skjolden-Lillehammer (4h30min), pm: strength training 1h15min
Day 12: Trail running 2h30min in Lillehammer
Day 13: Morning jog 40min + travelling Lilly – Oslo – Bergen (8h)
Day 14: Morning jog 45min in Bergen
An october week at home:
Day 1 Strength training 1h20min
Day 2 am: Running with poles, incl. 7*30s fast uphill 1h15min, pm: yoga 50min
Day 3 am: Strength training 1h20min, pm: mtb 1h30min
Day 4 am: Easy swim 30min, pm: Running with poles, incl. 7*30s fast uphill 55min + roller skiing 30min
Day 5 Floorball 1h20min + strength training 30min
Day 6 Skiergo 1h + Running with poles 1h10min
Day 7 Easy jog 40min
And to finish it up, some feelings and views from this autumn.