Saturday, 20 October 2007

Visiting Gjøvik

I was having some days without any lessons at school in front of my anatomy exam, so I thought I might as well take my books to Norway and study there while seeing friends and family.

Strange enough, nothing seemed to have changed much! It was very nice though :)

Monday, 15 October 2007

A pool filled of mermaids

The club where Eva and Maria train in Copenhagen, USG, is a very interesting mix of freediving and swimming, hard core training and fun. Their coatch has a reputation of making some exausting programs and a loud voice to make everybody get moving in order to get it done.

I was training with the club once before, so I knew what to expect: 25-75m dives in sets of 3-5 with short breaks and different styles (no fins, no fins with no legs, short fins etc. And NO neckweight). We also did some regular swimming, and with the kick board and pull bouys.

In the end of the session I was helping Eva and Maria out a little with showing some new guys monofin technic. One of the very cool things about this club is the number of members, more than 50 if I remember right. And more is coming. So hopefully there will be more and more upcoming freedivers from the city of the mermaid soon :)

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Back into training

I'm afraid I haven't really been up for alot of blogging the last weeks. After the competition in Copenhagen, I was feeling tired and got sick some days later. The motivation to go training has been almost non excisting and I've felt so bad those times I went in the water. It's really strange how sometimes I can feel so strong, while other times I can't even do 75m in dyn...

But yesterday I was back. Took my bike for a trip around a lake close by to look for good tracks to go running. The air was crisp and fresh, the sun shining and I found some really nice paths in the forest. Guess there's no excuse to stay at home then!

Today I went to the pool together with Sanne and had a wonderfull training. When I dipped into the water, I felt at home again. The good feeling was back, and that made me very happy.

I might not be 100% healty yet, so I didn't want to do too much. After a little warm up, I did 2x 75m and one 100m in dyn. It felt so much better than last time I tried, and that was all I wanted. Then I did 16x50m to prepare for Berlin, starting at 1.10 the first 12 times and at 1.05 the last four. I felt pretty strong, so I know I can do less than this (17'50) at the competition. I'll just keep on training... :)

PS: Tomorrow I'm off to Copenhagen before going to Norway on Tuesday. I'll be joining the mermaids for a training, which I'm really looking forward to!

Monday, 1 October 2007

Copenhagen Open, 29.-30. September

So, another competition over and back home again. The results were pretty crappy, mostly due to some overtraining beforehand, but still it was fun.

It was nice meeting up with the copenhagen guys again and also some people from abroad ( two lovely finish girls, Igor and Peter Bovie). The organizing was very well handled and the pool was nice, so hopefully Eva will make another Copenhagen Open next year. With a little more people competing, I think it can be even better. I'll start the advertisement right away... Anybody interested? :P

Martin and I even got to do a little sightseeing because of a nice late schedual on sunday. Where we went? To see the little mermaid of course!