Hill running race 1:11:36  8.2 km (8:44 / km) +1820m 4:08 / km
Skaala Opp race. Returned to the race after 6 years and managed to take over a minute per year off my previous time. Tried to start easy and stayed in 3rd behind Stian for the first third of the course, Johan Bugge was leading and 30-40s ahead. In the middle section I faded a bit and lost concentration, Stian pulled further away and the guy behind got closer. Once it got really steep after that I felt a lot better and like I was back in the racing mindset, it probably helped saving some energy early on. I passed Johann on the steep section of slabs and seemed to be going well. Wasn't sure how far the finish was after that so probably eased off slightly and the next guy was close behind. I had to speed up after that as it flattened out and held on for 2nd place. I'm happy with that 6 days after Sierre Zinal, today was the first day I've felt like running hard so it was ideal. The only disappointment was finding out my bag weighed 200g more than necessary at the finish! That was despite it being exactly 2.5kg at the start after soaking it (was going to get wet anyway).