Hill training is speed training in disguise

There's a 100 meter drop right at his feet!

There’s a 100 meter drop right at his feet!

Tiny pond at the top of the world

Tiny pond at the top of the world

I knew Bergen was hilly but not how hilly. I started at sea level, ran/walked up Fløyen, and ended up at 550 meters height at a peak called Blåmannen. It was a foggy day, and the view at the peak was like something out of Game of Thrones. The only flat route in Bergen is around a small lake in the city centre, but if you are willing to accept the insane dose of hills there are some beautiful routes. I have no idea what the runners of Bergen do when they want to NOT do hill training.

Running every day now for a while and I feel great. I’m doing a lot more of my running at comfortable tempo and it makes sense. At least I enjoy it more than ever, and don’t have any aches.

No witches allowed

No witches allowed

Insert theme from Game of Thrones here...

Insert theme from Game of Thrones here…

Water flask from Salomon. Genius! Buy it now!

Water flask from Salomon. Genius! Buy it now!

Runnung down Fløyen. Too steep to be fast.

Runnung down Fløyen. Too steep to be fast.

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