I’m very lucky to be living close to an amazing set of nature locations, which makes training both inspiring and fun. Recently I discovered a lake called Delsjön (actually it’s two lakes – Stora Delsjön and Lilla Delsjön) which has a 10km hike route around the perimeter. The hike itself is great for training – a few steep bits but plenty of flat bits too. But what’s really wonderful is just how beautiful it is there. Really stunning. It’s a popular place for families to go as there is a beach and you can swim in the lake (it’s crystal clear), but the hiking track itself is generally really quiet. The lake is around 5km from my apartment, and a lap is 10km around it, so it’s a nice gentle 20km training walk. I often see people running around there, which impresses me – I don’t think i’d want to run up some of the hills there, although i’m yet to try.
Last time I went there (yesterday) it started tipping down with rain but luckily I was testing out my day pack for Peru so I had my wet weather gear packed. It meant I got a chance to test out the durability of the wet weather gear too – my Poncho technique leaves some room for improvement, as my shirt and trousers were soaked by the time i’d walked 10km in the pouring rain. I guess that’s to be expected though.
Here are a few pictures I took during my recent walks – when it wasn’t raining!