Running

Running shoes and footwear in mud, marsh and water

Choosing running shoes to be used in rain, mud has similarities to Norwegian conditions especially in the fall. But during this race it was guaranteed that the shoe will be wet for six days. I picked out three pairs of running shoes that are well suited for the task.

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When should I replace my running shoes?

Spring is here and many find the good old running shoes to get in shape. Many are very eager and run more the first month than what they have done together this past year. The result is often "injury injuries" and other "injuries" that stop the running career for a while and [...]

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Footwear for desert races in India

In front of a race, most people have a lot of focus on shoes and I'm no exception. I had seen a pair of new shoes from Altra that I wanted to run in the desert race India. But the skiing from Altra did not come to Norway before I was leaving, so with [...]

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Running shoes for 50 miles in 50 minus

Yukon Arctic Ultra, 300 miles boasts of being "The Hardest and Coldest Ultra Race in the World". Two years ago it was +3 celsius and this year (2018) the long-term forecast was reported -20 celsius for the race days. I chose to bring three types of running shoes for winter placed in [...]

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Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra

A beautiful day in May and just a few days before leaving for the Trans Atlas Marathon, I was at Oslo Sportslager who had just received the new Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra. Unlike Hoka with its juicy soles and Altra with its spacious faucets, Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra [...]

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North Pole Marathon

In preparation for two Gurkha soldiers (Bhim Gurung and Samir Tamang) from Nepal to the North Pole Marathon, I was given the task of coaching the runners into a few important elements as they lacked experience in running on snow. In addition, they had received clothing for expedition in polishing and inadequate running equipment. Running [...]

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Altra King MT

After a couple of months of velcro, this is my experience. Altra is known for its spacious fog that does not push the toes together. The first time I tried a pair of shoes from Altra, the spacious toe box was something new. As a "beginner" I thought it was uncomfortable with "wandering" forefoot in the shoe when I [...]

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Towards the south pole of Altra - Lone Peak 3.0 Mid

I was lucky that Oslo Sportslager sponsored me with a copy of the new running shoes from Altra - "Lone Peak 3.0 Mid", when I was going to participate in a 250 km race in Antarctica in November. When I pushed my legs down in the new Lone Peak 3.0 Mid I smiled a little extra. Rare, […]

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Hoka Tor Ultra Hi WP

The Hoka Tor Ultra Hi WP is the furthest mountain boot you can get in and the ultimate on your legs for long mountain walks where you want to combine running and fast walking. How they have got such a powerful shoe weighing less than 500 grams is hard to understand. The shoe has Vibram [...]

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Antarctica running gear

The challenge was a self-sufficient race with food and food in Antarctica. The goal was to relocate 250 kilometers as quickly as possible to the south pole. Race summary In advance of a competition, I am very careful about the choice of equipment. Wrong equipment or equipment failure is in many cases background for practitioners not completing. Therefore is […]

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Asics Gel Fujisetsu

In the winter I run mainly on ice and snow-covered forest roads. But what I like best is trips in newly renovated trawls from the trawler at the ski slopes in forests, fields and over water. I have tested four new winter shoes with spikes this winter and this is definitely the best. Unlike the others, [...]

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