Korea – the aftermath

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Hey Fam! It’s been a while since the championships actually ended, but it’s been a busy few weeks being back in Denmark. I could never have imagined my result from the World Championships could have created this much interest in our little sport here in Denmark, but fortunately it did. I did a long interview with Danish Radio (DR) which …

Korea the Days in Between

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Hey Fam! It’s been some days since I’ve updated the blog, but not a lot has been going on. The days have basically been the same, going on ice in the morning and biking or running in the afternoon. The trainings on ice have been pretty good. The track has a pretty big warm up lane, which is the one …

Korea Day 2

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Hey Fam! Today we went to do our first training on the ice! The Looks, So first impression of next years Olympic ice rink, from the outside, was not amazing. It didn’t scream ‘Olympics’ like the one we saw in Nagano in Japan. Turns out, what we saw was only the back entrance and the front is way cooler. Inside, …

Korea Day 1

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Hey Fam! It’s finally that time of the season! The World Championships is here. This has been the main goal all season, so I’m really excited to finally be here and in next years Olympic Oval nonetheless. First impressions, Driving coast to coast from the airport Incheon to our hotel near the ring in Gangneung took us about 4 hours. …

World Cup 3 – Astana, Kazakhstan

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Hey Fam! World Cup no. 3 was in Astana Kazakhstan. I had pretty low expectations for Astana, based on what I had heard from other people. The place was supposed to be a little boring and the food wasn’t that good. But I guess that’s how those not from Europe feel about going to Europe. We are all used to …

Japan – Races

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Hey Fam! So the first two World Cups are over and I’m back home in Denmark for 6 days before heading to Astana and Heerenveen for the next two World Cups. Right now I’m trying my best to stay in the time zone of Kazakhstan, since I’m only here for 6 days. Friday – 3000m I was really surprised with …

Hello Japan!

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Hey Fam! If you’ve been following by facebook page, you know I have been quite busy this week with exams. Which is why I haven’t been updating the blog. I’ve missed the last day of China and the first days here in Japan. Japan is amazing by the way! Last day in China The last day of the World Cup …

China Day 8

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Hey Fam! It’s raceday! We’ve begun! Day 8 This was kind of a long day, since the 3k didn’t start until 2.20pm. Stefan and coach C went to the ice rink to train early in the morning, so it was only Viktor and I left at the hotel. We knew the travel to the rink would take a long time, …

China Day 7

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Hey Fam! It’s race prep day! Day 7 I started the day off waking up 2 hours too late and missed the first ice session where I was supposed to do race prep. Good job! But after the first feeling of panic had passed, I had to make a new plan for the day. Luckily there is always an ice …

China Day 5 & 6

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Hey Fam! I skipped day 3 and 4 because, well nothing special was happening. We did some easy laps on the ice to get used to the ice and to get used to time zone. By doing more easy trainings we adapt faster, because we don’t tire out the body more than it already is from the travel. Off the …