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Half way mark at camp kenya

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The first two weeks are behind us and the Kenyan air is starting to feel easier to negotiate. Many have been asking about the fair amount of trainer sessions we have ticked off. And fair enough, which sane human being would spend the better of a three week camp in Kenya riding a trainer? Probably […]

Back for more in Kenya

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

It’s been a while now. I’ve been here twice before, 2009 and 2010 both times with Darren and parts of the D-squad. Most memorable from the first trip was my 24th birthday which I celebrated in the Eldoret hospital. The 2nd year around I had torn my calf the day before flying out and spent […]

It’s cycle cross time of year

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

It’s been a while. One year is a long time and last time I really rode my CX bike was at National Champs in november last year. Now is the time when there are plenty of training races, training opportunities and also big real races around to choose from. I won’t be able to compete […]

What I take away from Zurich 5150

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

  I haven’t raced much yet this year.  There is a bad circle that starts when you are injured. You obviously can’t train well. When you can’t train well you won’t race. When you don’t race you don’t get race fit. The way to fix thing is to get injury free, get back into training […]

A Zurich 5150 hitout

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Photo: KEYSTONE/Steffen Schmidt It’s nice to be able to break the trend of lately, the on ego subtract and erase races from the calendar. Realizing Zurich isn’t too much of a drive from here, and that the 5150 race fits pretty good in my schedule – we decided to make a day out of it. […]

Getting back in the grove

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

So if London was a very unpleasant shock to the system Hamburg was a different story. Having come straight from three weeks at altitude in D-squad land my body was slightly more prepared from what to come. The Darren brain and handiwork together with training partners gunning for a top position in the upcoming Commonwealth Games […]

Yes I’m racing Hamburg

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

I had a few questions lately and the answer is yes – I am racing in Hamburg.  The bags are packed and the flight leaving in the morning. I’m going back to Hamburg and I’m looking forward to it. It’s my second attempt on the ITU WTS series the year, and altho things havn’t been […]

Finding momentum

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

I wasn’t 100% healthy when I came up here,  and I had to be patient and hold my horses for the first couple of weeks.  Yes Hamburg was around the corner (or not far off) and the girls are absolutely smashing out the session preparing for Commonwealth Games. Do I know this scenario, yes. Have […]

Hello Avoriaz

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

There is something special with mountains. I have been spending a good chunk of time on a mountain in my career. Every single summer since I starting racing on the World Cup level (2007) I have been on a prolonged altitude camp with my squad. Davos has been the most frequented place (5 times) but […]

A strained calf and withdrawing from European Champs

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Unfortunately I won’t be competing at the European Champs in Kitzbühel this weekend. It was during a hard session last week my calf tightened up. I didn’t think of it too much at the time, but when it hand’t gotten much better the following day the alarm bells went off. We treated it, reduced the […]