Todays endurance workout started at Mylla and ended at Sognsvann some 46km after the start. Mostly on gravel roads but a very technical part on trail from Sandungen Gård to Kikut, passing Kikuttoppen on the way. Distance was just under 9km and we used approximately 2h on the distance. It was a very wet part of the course, partly off-trail and was pretty demanding. Originally we had planned on encoutering another technical trail from Fyllingen to Blankvannsbråten, but redecided and ran on gravel roads passing Kikutstua, Bjørnholdt, Skjærskjøen and finally Sognsvann. Initially we ran the course used in Kristin Runde. We started at Mylla, passed the beautiful lake Gjerdingen, Katnosa and Sandungen Gård were we left the course of Kristins Runde.
Weather was excellent as the pictures from the start indicates.
The course is pretty nice initially as there is some 3-4 km of descend-It's pretty heavy to ascend it at the end of Kristins Runde.
Afterwards the course ascends about 1,5 km moving towards the lake Gjerdingen. Shortly before Gjerdingen we have to leave the road and navigate through the wood to reach Gjerdingen. Mood was good and we chatted along and passed the point by a couple of hundred metres before I realised we were about to run around the lake! Anyhow, my fault as chief-navigator-and we were soon on the rigth course again, only loosing just a couple of minutes.
It felt good to be on the top.
Anyhow we were soon on our way towards Fyllingen Gård encountering a descend consisting of mostly a stream in the mountainside. Fun, exciting and time-consuming.
Anyhow, after settling at the road were we planned to leave i and enter another technical part we redecided and went by gravel road the rest of the run. Passing Kikut.hytta we stopped a few minutes, but were soon on our way towards Bjørnholt. There is a pretty heavy ascend just at the end of the lake Bjørnsjøen and Gunnar impressed os both by running it all the way.
Passing Bjørnholt we increased our speed and were soon arriving at the lovely lake Skjersjøen. After that we went by the road Ankeren towards Sognsvann and finished our run with a beautiful run through the pinewoods. After finishing at Sognsvann we were all chers pleased with the outcome of a nice day.
-Distance: 45,43 km
-Time: 6h 46m 22s
-Average speed: 8,94 min/km
-Elevation gained: 784 m
-Calories: 3.047 kcal
-Average heart rate(max): Not monitored.
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