How often do you excercise?
1 or 2 times a day.
What kind of training do you do?
Mostly skimountaineering in the winter and running in the summer.
How do you train during the darker season?
I love to train with a headlamp in the winter. When I lived in Abisko and didn’t see the sun for two months I used to take a headlamp &
run one hour straight on the mountain, switch off the lamp and throw myself on the ground admiring the stars and northern lights, then
when I got cold, switched the headlamp back on and ran home.
Your best energy during training sessions?
I love when there are a lot of ripe berries in the forest or on the mountain.
The only problem is that the food stops tend to be too long sometimes. :)
How do you charge/load before a competition (food, rest, mentally, etc.)?
I like to relax and train as little as possible the days before a race. I usually eat normal, the food I always like to eat. I feel that for the
big races the mental preparations come naturally with resting the body and getting excited for a race I have prepared for.
What should you think of/consider if you want to start ultra running/trail running/sky running?
Start by building a base slowly and gradually, and enjoy your training and progress.
What are your best running tips?
Consistency, variation, and a joy for running.
What do you think the best/most fun competitions for amateurs are?
All the races I’m doing are both for elites and amateurs and I think it’s important to choose a race that excites you.
I really like the Transvulcania and Zegama races if you want to experience huge cheering crowds.