Headspeaker At Reborn Lederborg

So excited to kick start Reborn on this Friday the 23th of April, and to meet all you guys out there at Lederborg Castle for 3 day´s of OCR party on maybe Denmark’s and the northern county´s most technical race !   I will be out on site most of this week testing the course […]

Second Half Of The Season

Second half of the season starts with me being speaker on Saturday the 10th of august at the new race Run OCR in Karlshamn Sweden. I´m driving up on Friday and will be test running the 5 km and 25 obstacles with some awesome people behind the race. It´s always good to run the race before working as a speaker (MC) so you know what the guys have to do in real life, and not just on paper. The Race has both Elite Class Men, Teams, Run for fun and kids. Ill be speaking at more races this second half of the season such as Reborn Lederborg, Reborn Prison Escape and Toughest Family Copenhagen.

World Toughest Mudder 2018

Time flies and today its 2 weeks after I got home from Atlanta and my second World Toughest Mudder. And now it’s time to sum the experience up. And indeed it was a whole other experience from last year’s WTM in Las Vegas.

2018 update towards season start

Started January op with almost 40 degrees fever the first week! So I started on my new running program towards CPH Marathon the 13th of May. Summary of running in January was my far best ever as an amputee when I look at distance in training. But again in week 3 I caught a cold that sucked out all my energy! I always say that a cold is not being sick, but this time I have to say that I had to take a 1,5 weeks break from running. But the charm of running in the woods in the dark is that you are all alone with the nature. The charm was not so grateful when I had a close encounter with a wild boar in the dark! But the positive effect on that was I ran much quicker on the way back to my car. January was also a month I can call me Toughest Certified Trainer after completing this OCR instructor education. This is my second OCR Coach education and it gives me a lot in my own training and in the way I pass on knowledge to the people I coach. I’m tiring the last nuts in what races I’ll be running this year and renewing with my partners in crime. And I’m also looking at some new interesting possibilities for races in 2018. The races bookd is Tough Viking Gothenburg, Toughest Malmö, Copenhagen Marathon, Toughest Stockholm, European OCR Championships, Toughest Copenhagen and World Toughest Mudder and more to come. Soon The Rebook Crossfit Open is upon me, I signed up and will be ready once again this year to challenge my crossfit abilities. I don’t feel in the same shape for crossfit this year as I did last year but ill give it a go anyway. Stay tuned for more frequently updates.

Merry Christmas And Copenhagen Marathon

Almost Christmas and next year’s plans are so exciting! I have revealed one on social media yesterday. In cooperation with Fundracer´s I will run Copenhagen Marathon the 13th of May to collect money for the child cancer foundation in Denmark. I’m horned to get to participate in this and do a difference in this great cause, and this will be a big challenge for me! I’ve never thought that I should/would run a marathon, because of the pressure on my stump and the hard effort! I actually thought that it was the half distance I signed up for, but to my surprise it was the 42km instead! But I’m not backing down for this challenge and the chance to do a difference. I will start up a new 18 weeks running program in week 2 to get ready for this big event. At the moment I’m still resting and recovering from World Toughest Mudder in Vegas in November. Merry Christmas and I hope you will donate something for this great cause in this link bellow. Link to the collection will go directly to the cancer foundation.

World Toughest Mudder Las Vegas

One week after I’m home after running WTM (World Toughest Mudder) I’m just now starting to get all the experience and impressions I got after this journey in place in my head. And to clarify it before you read all the text, I can´t reveal how far I got, or if I reached my goal, or if I had to drop out of the race…. But I sure can say that Vegas were an experience in many ways. We arrived in Las Vegas Michael C and me on Tuesday the 7th in the afternoon after 17 hours of travel. We traveled over Oslo then waited for 3 hours before a 10,5 hours flight to Vegas. We came out to Westin Resort Lake Las Vegas, a wonderful spa resort with several pools, bubble bath and waterslides, a beach out to Lake Las Vegas with boats and kayaks. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were used to do shopping, sightseeing and shopping for food, tent, and other accessories for the WTM race. So how do you know how to buy food for 24h race?! Answer… you don´t ! You can only try to listen to the guy´s with more experience in extreme run´s but after the 24h out there I know that we all have different needs and you can only listen to yourself ! As I wrote before I can´t tell you guy´s how far I got but this I can tell you. We were called out an hour before the race started at 11:00. Out in the hot sun in the race pit for a pep talk by the WTM management and Sean Corvelle and the national anthem of USA facing the flag followed by one minutes of silence for the fallen in the terror attack in Vegas earlier this month. I think it was around 30 degrees Celsius in the sun out there and we needed a lot of water this day! In the starting area I had the photographer Mikey who were hired by SVT and ITV productions to follow my journey on this trip and race. The race started with a countdown from 10…9….8… down to 1 and Gooooooooo. And we were of all 1658 runners up a big hill to start with, with all the pit crews and spectators beside the marked lane. The first round was without obstacles to see all of it, and I dropped my leg 5 times during these 8 km / 5 miles round because of the sweat in my liner. (liner is the thing I roll on to my leg to attach my prosthetic leg) And this round was so warm and I was so happy to see the water impound half way around. As I can´t say much about the results I naturally can´t describe it round for round but I can tell you about the nighttime out there. At nightfall it was mandatory to ware headlight and a flare at the back. I went out there in the dark tired and alone with the goal just to keep on moving… waring Skins thermal tights both on upper and lower body with a “shorty” wet suit over this I slowly moved forward. The wind came in hard over the mountains so after the first 2 water obstacles I (and all others out there) were freezing their ass of because of the chill factor and the low temperature at night. My body was so chilled down that half way around this lap I had to go in to a mobile toilet just to sit down for a few minutes to get out of the freezing cold! Later on I was told that 21% dropped out that night and the usual number is 3% and a lot of the people were telling us it has been the toughest race ever. When the 24h were over and we all got back to the hotel after packing all the gear and the tent down, we all really needed a bath! After that we headed out for food at a nice Italian place down town Henderson. Everyone were so tired and were just looking forward to sleeping and back in the hotel room we popped a nice bottle of Moët Champagne to celebrate the race were over. I slept for 12 hours straight and woke up and had to go to the toilet …. I could not walk after the race so I had to crawl crap style out ….. later I were happy to see that the others were doing the same zombie walk as I … in fact all on the hotel were walking like that. Monday was champion’s brunch with awards to top 5 athletes. Denmark had 9 people running and 6 was on stage. 5th place for Ulrikke Evensen, 5th place for Michael Schjøtt (Schjutt) 5th place for the Danish team. So Denmark got to show their colors at this race. Then after this there were only packing to do and head out for the airport. First Michael C and I had to fly 9,5 hours to London and then after 3 hours in London to Copenhagen on the plane I got lucky to swap up to premium class and much better seat, food and free drinks. But what became worse was my knee and foot from the race has swollen up even more than the day after the race! I had to remove my stocking from my foot because it was hurting and I had bent my leg to get the swollenness out of my knee and had a painkiller to. It took med 2 days to get the swollenness to go away, and I decided to take 1-1,5 week of before I get back on track with the training. And I’m of to the studio I Stockholm the 10th of December to film the last of the program on SVT today in a year (idag om ett år).

Toughest Gothenburg

5 in the morning Saturday the 7th of October and it´s time to get up make coffee and head up to Gothenburg for Toughest and the second last race of the year. Almost first on the evet place and time to look around the obstacles nearby. Running with the team today (MIT Toughteam), and ready to have fun… but I’m not really up to the race today … it´s cold, windy and clouds on the sky, and the feeling I had in Copenhagen last Saturday is just not there! On the start line with the team the music is pumping and Wally is shouting out loud in the “mike” getting MIT ready to go … 5,4,3,2,1 go !! And we are of….. I Knew before I ran this race that Gothenburg was known for mud and woods! But this tough and rough terrain got me hard. The first mud pit I tripped and fall under deep muddy water! And this meant that short time after we got in to the woods and trails were I had trouble running and getting warm in the cold wind! I struggled up high hill and down thinking “I Hate Gothenburg” Cold and weak in my mind I had trouble with the most basic obstacles along the way and had to do penalty round on the rings!! The rings I’ll never have to train or think about! But I fail 2 times on Fastlane and on time on regular rings, so I had to go way in to the muddy woods for a hard and tough penalty round. I had to fight my way all around the course cold and mentally challenged and not being able to do what I normally do …. Rely on my upper body strength! Finally I see the sign whit ramp coming up and thinking “yes my suffering is over” I see the penalty round for this is more wood and more mud! And I’m not prepared to take one more step than I have to on my way to the finish line!! I get up next to the ramp with mud almost up to my knees, and to my big surprise I see that for the first time ever there is ropes hanging down the ramp because of all the mud. I take my first go at it but slips and fail! Now I know why the ropes are here! It’s so slippery that no one is getting up! I try to climb on my knees up but fail again. No a fellow OCR runner helps me up and on to the rope… no I’m up and over! This is over I’m over the finish line cold and worn out … Took me several hours to get warm and the smile back on my face … and thinking fuck Las Vegas is in 4,5 weeks and I have a hurting leg and a holster for my prosthetic leg that doesn’t fit! So little time to go! But Toughest delivers a great race again and it was as the name Toughest! And the Toughest I’ll ever did. So the race gets 5 out of 5 and the toughness 10 out of 5!