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Star Norwegian marathoner Sondre Nordstad Moen is collaborating within the Copenhagen Half Marathon they usually’ve despatched over this perception into his coaching and big breakthrough lately. 

Sondre Moen established his title on the worldwide operating scene again in 2017. First he clocked 59:48 minutes on the half marathon distance. Solely a month later, he gained the Fukuola Marathon in Japan to set a a brand new European report of two:05:48.

On that event, he defeated each Stephan Kiprotich from Uganda, a former Olympic and World half marathon Champion, and Bedan Karoki from Kenya, who earlier that 12 months got here second at London Marathon.

Now he has the third quickest half marathon time in Europe ever and was the primary non-African athlete to interrupt 2:06 on the marathon distance.

Again to the highest

Since his breakthrough, Sondre Moen has been injured for intervals, however now he’s again in form and able to run quick on the CPH Half.

“It’s a flat course with Nordic climate circumstances and a robust discipline that will probably be operating quick. That’s what I’m wanting ahead to concerning the CPH Half. And if it’s the correct day, I would even set a brand new private finest,” says Sondre Moen.

RELATED: Quick Working interview with Sondre Moen

Ups and downs

To this point, Moen has had a season of ups and downs. A season that features a number of victories and private bests, but additionally a non-voluntary pause as a consequence of harm, which makes it tough to match his present form together with his form again in 2017, the place he was very quick on each the half marathon and the marathon distance.

“My season began out effectively as I set a brand new Norwegian 5 km report with a time of 13:37. In March, I gained a half marathon in Gdynia clocking 61:18 on a hilly and windy course. My coaching went effectively, however then I used to be injured, and was unable to arrange for the monitor season,” says the Norwegian tremendous runner.

None the much less, Sondre Moen has simply gained the Norwegian 10,000 metres championships and got here in third on the 5,000 metres.

Specializing in longer distances

His focus is on the longer distances, which is the place his has his strengths as a runner.

“My weak point is the truth that I’ve by no means had a terrific dash end, and that’s the reason I began specializing in the longer distances. My energy is that I’ve at all times been very environment friendly and enduring in a tempo round 2:55/3:00 minutes per km. I wish to run for hours in a quick tempo however and not using a dash end, which makes me a greater over lengthy distances reminiscent of half marathon and marathon,” says Sondre Moen.

Sondre Moen’s desires for the long run are concerning the marathon distance.

“I’ve a terrific base after 10-15 years of coaching, and I’m assured that I will probably be again stronger than ever. My dream is to win an Olympic marathon medal,” says Sondre Moen.


A typical coaching week

That is how a typical coaching week would seem like to Sondre Moen:

Monday: Lengthy monitor intervals and therapeutic massage

Tuesday: Two mild jogs and energy coaching

Wednesday: Two reasonable lengthy runs

Thursday: Quick monitor intervals or fartlek

Friday: Two mild jogs and therapeutic massage

Saturday: Long term or a particular marathon run of 30-45 kilometres

Sunday: Restoration run

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