All of us who are not running the marathon and not for our lives can understand how someone, without a kalashnikov in the back of the neck, can think of to run over the 4.2 km on asphalt along with thousands of other have well some time thought the thought: ”Why on earth do the runners this voluntarily? And how are their knees afterwards?”
And at the same time, that image of freedom. Like a gazelle running on light bones, with virtually repealed tyngdlag, to tirelessly be able to run in a forest or in an open landscape. To be able to catch up with the life – or at least the bus.
Kajsa Berg is a marathon is just a warm-up. She can run two and a half marathons in a row without falling down dead. She shrugs the sweat from your brow, stretching a little and thinking ”I could run a little”.
Then, she has harvested 100 kilometres. It is as long as between Södertälje and Norrtälje, that is to say, 45 minutes by s-train, a quarter of an hour by metro and an additional approximately 75 minutes with the " interurban bus.
and are in the stage of life when you are forced to run up it. She has two four year-olds, which she, of course, want to meet as much as possible, and a man (who also runs), she works as a teacher in science, math and technology for middle school and high school, she educates herself to the special education teacher half-time, and she trains six to seven times a week.
It sounds busy even without all that training. But she has found her method. She goes up just before five to three days a week and run his long pass before the job. So when she step into the school 07.45 she has already harvested a part of his work.
And when she pick the kids up at preschool at four, she can concentrate on them fully.
" It is nothing you start with immediately. But I've always liked to exercise, I played football and tävlingssimmade when I was younger. And I used to run with my dad in the summers, " says Kajsa Berg.
When running long sessions, it is like time disappears. It only feeds on.
When she runs so relaxing she was away from everything for a while, the stress and annoying thoughts. Sure, it happens that she is planning the dinner in the meantime, but mostly, she focuses her on your body's rhythm and breathing. Or on nothing.
– When running long sessions, it is like time disappears. It only feeds on.
To run is also a way for her to meet her friends. Instead, go out and have a coffee so they can run together.
– When you are out so long as you open up better and come closer to each other. For them, I have told you things I never told other friends.
to run the 1,500 and 3,000 feet, but it suited her, she was never fast enough. Twelve years ago she was asked if she wanted to try to run long distance, 100 kilometers, in world CUP 2012 for Huddinge AIS.
" I provsprang in a corridor at the Bislet Arena in Oslo, qualification time was 9 hours and I was running on 8 hours and 2 minutes. First I thought I would still say no to the world CUP and european CHAMPIONSHIPS (to be held at the same time), I realized that I would get stuck for the ultra if I said yes.
the Races went on the highway. She came second in the world CHAMPIONSHIP and first in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS and set a new Swedish record. Anyway, she made a pause when she tried to sneak away from a persistent photographer on a motorbike.
" I was going crazy on that camera.
– It requires a mental stamina. Now I have been injured in the knee, and it has been slow to get started again. I know that I would be able to physically, but it feels tough sometimes to motivate me.
Then it is good to have that physical unease, a stress, who she is with if she is not running.
" If I hadn't trained so I had not had the quiet to relax and watch tv, for example.
" I'm ambitious, I want to do good things. If I have decided something, so I can see to do it. I have decided to run 50 km so it will be 50, not 45.