Monthly Archives: December 2013

First XC Marathon ski race

Since my planned XC-skiing race last week were cancelled due to lack of snow I decided to try something new. So I entered my firs Marathon XC-skiing race, Romjulsrennet. Or actually it was only 23 km so not that much … Continue reading

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BenhamKvåle ‘quiz’ answers!!

As promised, it’s now the 23rd December, or Xmas eve eve as I ‘used’ to call it when I was younger! I found out yesterday that Norway actually have a name for Xmas eve eve and even, get this, a … Continue reading

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SkiO training at Sjusjøen

After the races this weekend we’ve stayed at Sjusjøen and used the track network for some very good technical training sessions. The junior team and parts of the Swedish and Czech national teams has been here as well as the … Continue reading

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Ski-O success! At last a ‘good’ performance.

If I were Tove Alexandersson, today would have perhaps been my worst result ever. But I’m not. I didn’t grow up on ski’s and have only perhaps done about 5 months skiing in total (checks training diary). In fact my … Continue reading

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First Ski-O experience of 2014

Yes, I know it’s not yet 2014, but each year, once December hits, I’m so desperate to get to the MTBO season again that my brain switches into ‘2014 mode’! So, today consisted of many ‘firsts’ for the ‘new year. … Continue reading

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Everything you ever wanted to know about BenhamKvåle!

Hans Jørgen (IOF Athlete of the Month January) has been asked by Olga Vinogradova (IOF Athlete of the Month December) what he does to help me train and how we both help each other improve. This got me thinking that … Continue reading

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Good start of the World Cup season

The first World Cup round is finished and it feels good to see I’m still fighting among the best. After 8 months since we were competing last time everyone are always very nervous before the first races. I knew I … Continue reading

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Video: Swedish World Cup

Here is a video that was published recently from the World Cup organisers in Sweden. Some nice terrain shots 🙂

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October and November update

Only 20 days until the shortest day and Norway seems to be in a constant state of semi darkness. Soon Christmas (24th) will be upon us and the race to be the first on the ski tracks begins on the 25th! … Continue reading

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