I'm travelling light this time. I've been in Germany visiting some dear friends of mine, to enjoy sunshine and wine, and to run amongst the vineyards.
Amidst the vines of Weingut Dautermann on my last visit in 2009:
From Germany, I am flying to Norway. YES! Last year, racing at the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc, I met a Norwegian runner and journalist who invited me to come to his country, and to race in a small race with a big heart.
The Rallarvegen (Image courtesy of Daniel Novello):
Hotel Finse 1222 (Photo courtesy of Kim Mallady):
Following my race in Italy I have been resting and relaxing, more than running. I have found the change of pace nice, to listen to my body (and my blackened toe nails) telling me to take it easy. The race on the weekend will be one for enjoying the views, enjoying the company of the other runners, and for testing how well I have recovered following my adventures in the Dolomites!
Day 1 (Flaam - Finse) profile:
Day 2 (Finse- Haugastol) profile: