Downhill, training and going around Lofssjön

This weekend me and the family have been in Lofsdalen, in my in laws cabin. I have been running down Lofsdalen Bike Park on Saturday an today i have been pedaling around the lake ”Lofssjön”. afterward i took a 25 km run to Glöte for some coffee with the family.

Two amazing days with training and fun activities an surpassingly good weather. Not a bad way to start my vacation period.

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Jämthjulingen

Today i have been racing again.

This time i entered Jämthjulingen, a race in my hometown around a part of the lake here in Östersund, Storsjön. This race is mainly highroad so the best is to run a racer cycle. I borrowed one for this occasion and i must say i got bitten by it, it was a really fun and different way to cycle for me that have been running mountainbike all my life.

The weather could have been better, around 9 degrees and rain. I was so cold that i could not feel my fingers in the middle of the race. I definitely see a trend of rain during racedays.

We started in the city and then raced towards Brunflo, then turned around the lake via Marieby and then in to the city again. All in all we ended up on 40km.

The race was really fun and i came on place 37 of around 200 participants (in my class) at a time of 1 hour and 17 minutes.

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Ã…sarna Mountainbike Challenge

Today it’s my birthday, i’m turning 31 and what better way to celebrate than to do a mountain bike race. Today I have been racing in Ã…sarna where there . There was really bad weather today, around 10 degrees and rain. I entered the 30 km course, i also got Simon with me to this race.

I have trained really hard the last week and was prepared for the race on the best way possible and i didn’t race like a maniac in the beginning like last week in Sveg. The race was flowing really well for the first 10 km. It was wet and muddy but really fun.

Then something happened, I missed a turn somewhere and got on to the wrong path and ended up way off the course, or i should say i ended up skipping a part of the course. When i realized that i was lost i ended the race and went home instead, i was so cold and wet that i couldn’t justify going back just to finish the race.

I’m really disappointed on myself but I’m also disappointed at the race, the turn should have been marked even better so the little focus i had at this point would have understand that we needed to make a turn.

I heard after the race that many people was feeling the same about the course markings.

Well i could definitely have had a better birthday.

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Härjedalstrampen

I have always had a dream about racing mountainbike, so the last months of hard training have inspired me to pursue this dream. I have entered a couple of races to challenge myself a bit during this summer.

Today i have been participating in my first mountain-bike challenge ever, it was a race called Härjedalstrampen that is run in the town Sveg in the county of Härjedalen. We went down to Lofsdalen on friday, the day before the race, and slept in our cabin so the travel to Sveg wouldn’t be so long.

The race was really though but fun and the track was challenging and the views where really great.

In retrospect i should have chosen a simpler course (i.e. shorter distance) for my first race to get some experience. But i got to learn a few things the hard way during my first race. I did some mistakes that led me to finishing last of the 30 participants that ran the 30km long race.

The first thing that i learned was that I had too much cloths on me during the race, it was really cold before the race and i put on some extra sweater so I wouldn’t freeze during the race. Big mistake it turned out. I didn’t think about the fact the one gets warm by cycling in though environment, so next time i will run lighter.

The second thing was when I stood on the starting line i got hit by the race devil that led me to try to keep up with the elite as they raced hard from the beginning. I got a bit tired in the beginning and couldn’t really shake it off so on the last 10 kilometers I was empty of resources. I need some boost so i will try some gel or sport drinks next time and i definitely need to train more trail running.

The third thing is not to do i race 2 days before another race. As i have written here in the blog i ran 10 km on Thursday. I did not train anything on Friday so my legs where a bit stiff, which i could have avoided by pedaling some on friday to keep the stiffness away.

So i see this race as a good start but i will get back on the horse and run more races. Although i entered last i have many things to learn and i’m happy i entered, got to the finished and got a taste of what its all about.

I got to have fun and i had great support from my family who came along with me. Now i have something to beat next year, because i will be back and then i will not enter last.

I got to see a bear as well.

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Run for ten kilometers

Today i participated in an event where you run 10 kilometers and get a chance to win a car. The event is called ”Spring en mil vinn en bil” in Swedish. This is quite a big event with many participants, we entered via my work so we was around 40 participants from Tieto.

I ran (or should i say walked) this track last year at a time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. This year I should do it faster as I have been training running for almost 5 months. I have also been practicing this track 6 or 7 times the last couple of weeks in order to get the exercise and experience of outdoor running and be prepared of the track.

During the last exercise I ran this track at 1 hour and 8 minutes, so i set a goal of sub 1 hour for the event.

Tonight, during the event i ran at 59 minutes. I’m really proud of myself as i reached my goal, now I will continue to train an next year i will have a goal of sub 40min.

I did not win the car.

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Some Cross-country at Bynäset

Today me and my friend Simon went for a cycle ride around Frösön and Bynäset. It was a really nice trip that landed around 40km. It was wet and muddy on some spots but a really nice track. To bad its mostly closed. We went around the fences to get the good part of the trail.

We took the car from Brunflo to Frösön and the we biked around the island via Bynäset.

On our way home we stopped at the café Stock Titt for a sandwich and some coffee.

Picture taken on Bynäset with view towards Bydalen

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Beautiful day at Andersön

Today me and the family were out at Andersön. I was trying the new bike around the island and then we drank some lemonade and coffee. It was a really beautiful day with sun and a summer feeling in the air.

The tracks around Andersön were surprisingly good, it was dry and really fun to jump around on the tracks. Not to many people out on the island either.

Afterwards we went to some friends for dinner and had a great time.

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Bought a new bike

I will change the course of this blog to better reflect my life. I will fill it with work, training and family stuff. So you all can expect a bit of IT mixed with children, love, skiing, biking and running.

I just bought a new bike. I went with a Trek Fuel EX 7 2015 after a recommendation in the store, i was interested in a scott scale bike but tried this and i was hooked, i’m really pleased this long.

Trek Fuel Ex 7

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Spin of Hope

Today I have been participating in an event called Spin of hope. The event is for raising money an awareness around Child cancer. You as a person or company can buy a spinning bike and then keep it running for 24 hours, then employees can sign up for the sessions (around 1 hour a piece) all money is donated to Child Cancer Fund (barncancerfonden)

The company i work for did this and we where a couple of persons that got together and powered the bike all day. I ran two sessions and it was a good feeling both during and after. Workout and getting to do something for the cause.

I really like events like this were one can help out and contribute to the research and cause.

Thanks to Fristilen for hosting this event

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Signed up for another gym

I have been training at Gym24 now for a while. It’s really convenient to have a gym nearby so i easily can go out at night to train or when i have som spare time. Its near my home but i have tried to workout in the city (where i work) during my lunch hours and that suits me aswell so i signed up for a contract at http://www.sportsgym.nu.

I also have some colleagues that work out there so i sometimes have someone to train with. There is also a lot more people at this gym. Meeting new people is always nice.

The contract also allows me to train at the bath house in the city. as you know i have kids and the love to bath and the entrance fee is quite high. This allows me to use my gym membership to also go and swim with my children. Combining work(out) and pleasure.

Training is going really well, i have set out a goal to loose 15 kg for my birthday (last of may) and i’m doing good progress.

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Suunto Ambit Peak 3 HR

På lunchen idag gick jag och plockade ut en ny ”Suunto Ambit Peak 3” pulsklocka. Den ligger och laddar just nu och från vad jag kan se och har hört talas om den ser den fantastiskt bra ut.

Lite teknik är bra för att motivera min träning lite ytterligare.

Så om du också använder Suunto, leta reda på mig på Movescount.

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Tecknat medlemskap på gym

Jag har registrerat mig på ett gym! Gymmet har nyöppnat som granne till vårat hus. Som bilden visar fanns en hel del intresserade människor utanför för att registrera sig på öppningsdagen. Träningsintresset verkar vara högt!

Nu har jag inte har några ursäkter att inte träna. Nu är det dags att starta det ”nya” liv som jag har funderat på så länge men aldrig genomfört pga att jag arbetar mycket och är riktigt lat. Den här gången är det på riktigt och jag är motiverad till att försöka arbeta mindre och prioritera mig själv och min familj bättre. Träningen skall hjälpa mig att orka med familjerlivet som kommer kräva mer av mig fysiskt.

Det var riktigt trevligt med ren och fräsh utrustning / lokaler måste säga.

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En son är född

Några av er vet redan att vi har idag fick vårt andra barn. Det blev en liten pojke den här gången.

Denna födelse var inte lika intensivt som när vi hade Ebba. Men vi kämpade ändå lite för att få ut honom. Det visade sig att han hade navelsträngen runt halsen och övervakningsnivåerna sjönk under förlossningen.

Men trots allt gick det bra och vi hade stort stöd under hela processen från alla fantastiska barnmorskor och läkare på Östersund sjukhus. Jag fick chansen att klippa navelsträngen här gången.

Vi kommer att kalla honom Måns.

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Ny Cykel

Jag har alltid älskat att cykla. Denna sommar har varit fantastiskt med bra väder och många timmar på cykeln till och från arbetet. Min nuvarande cykel är nästan 10 år gammal och har tjänat mig väl men efter den senaste servicen kände jag att det var dags för en ny cykel.

Det är allt som oftast utförsäljning av cyklar i slutet av sommaren, så vi besökte den lokala sportaffären och jag fastnade för den här Scott cykeln. Det är inte den dyraste eller coolaste men den passar mina behov.

Nästa sommar kommer jag att försöka cykla ännu mer. Kanske plocka upp min dröm och intresse kring att försöka tävla i cykling.

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Call HostServiceSystem.Start for object serviceSystem on vCenter Server servername failed.

Enabling SNMPD deamon on ESXi 5.1, after migration/upgrade from 4.0, is giveing me an error.

”Call HostServiceSystem.Start for object serviceSystem on vCenter Server servername failed.”

I found a workaround on below url, it turns out that migration tools is adding some unsupported characters to the snmpd.xml files that the service doesnt like. So have you like me upgraded and needed to snmpd deamon running, follow the instruction in below blogpost. You can enable/restart the service from vSphere client, so you dont have to restart all services.

http://www.matthewjwhite.co.uk/blog/2010/02/10/esxi-enabling-snmp/

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Error 25004. Setup failed to create the vCenter Server repository

Iam in the running of upgrading an large vSphere farm to version 5.0 from 4.x. During the install of vCenter on a new server (using the migration-tool from VMware) i come across some nasty problems. First of all i had the database upgrade running forever and the transaction logs grew by almost 100gb.

After the upgrade finished i got and error telling me ”Error 25004. Setup failed to create the vCenter Server repository”. It turns out that the database upgrade was not successful and that the error is a sign of just that. I needed to roll back an database update and retry the upgrade. But first of all i truncated the performance data from the tables. All the gigabytes in the databases are performance data, we really don’t need old data. So i truncated the data and reinstalled vSphere. This time upgrade was fast and i didnt get any error message.

Here is VMwares KB article about this error message.
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2020504

I will later write something about the truncation of the performance data.

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