Imported dev.kanngard.net and took it offline

I’ve imported all my old posts and articles from http://dev.kanngard.net into johankanngard.net, a lot of file links are out of date and some could not be imported into this installation of WordPress since many of the file types are not allowed. I guess many of them aren’t interesting anyway since they date back to the early days of blogging :-)

R.I.P dev.kanngard.net. It has now been taken offline, it is twelve years (!) since I created it.

Running with Jaybird Bluebuds X

I took a 7km run today with the Bluebuds X from Jaybird. What impressed me the most was the perfect fit for my ears! No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t loose them from my ears! I used the under-ear fitting, and collected the cable using the special clips in the package and let the cable follow the back of my head and neck. The cable was always smoothly following my head without getting stuck on my skin. Selecting a new song or changing volume was a bit awkward since the controller was at my neck/ear, but after a few times it didn’t pose any problem.

The sound is great, even when running! Perfect fit means great bass!

The earbuds makes every surrounding sound muffled, so be very careful when crossing streets. You might not hear every car on the street! I almost got hit by a bicycle, but that wasn’t the Bluebuds’ fault.

Other in-ear earphones make my ear hurt after awhile, but I hardly felt the Bluebuds at all, not even after my 7km run.

This run was also the first with the Wahoo Blue HR, the heart rate strap with Bluetooth, that connects to the phone. I’ve now ditched my Garmin training watch in favour of the phone and Wahoo setup.

Jaybird Bluebuds X earphones

I just bought a pair of Jaybird Bluebuds X Midnight Black from MrGizmo in Stockholm. I have always had problems with in-ear earphones since my ear canals is a bit bigger and deeper than what most manufacturers think is normal. Reading a few reviews of the Bluebuds made me reconsider trying yet another in-ear ones, this time with ”wireless” (still a wire between ears) Bluetooth earphones.
Wow! Amazing sound with deep bass, clear in all of the sound spectrum and a perfect fit! I haven’t been running with them yet, but they are very tight and have a great grip with the Secure Fit cushions. I will write a few lines after running with them!

A sad day

I bought my Vibra FiveFingers KSO Black in March 2010 and I have used them ever since on all training and running events. In the winter, I have used a pair of ”normal” shoes with spikes. I have no statistics on the KSO, but my guess is I ran about 1200 kilometers in them. But no more. In the latest running event, Midnattsloppet, they fell apart – two seams and the rubber on one toe. So, I had to throw them away today.
I have to find a replacement pair soon, my KSO Trek isn’t as slick and comfy as my old KSO.

Midnattsloppet 2013 Result

1:03:25 was yesterday’s result, I am so happy I got under 1:05 since I haven’t trained that much.
As always, the course was easy the first 3km, with almost all flat or downhill. The scenery and mood at the water by Norra Hammarbyhamnen always make my feet lighter.
The rsteep clinb up to Sofia church was harder than ever, and my legs hurt alot at the end. No need to walk this year though!
The crowd throughout the race was cheering and pushed everybody along, a lot of artists and bands played at the side. Many Bajen fans with flags sang and shouted (the event is partially held by Hammarby IF or Bajen as they are called).


My Vibram FiveFingers KSO was almost falling apart along the course, but luckily they held all the way. Time to buy some new KSO, perhaps in another color than the previous black?!
The climb up to Mosebacke was also hard this year, was passed by a fast walking man although I ”ran”.
The finish straight was feeling longer than usual, but I managed to keep my pace.
After the finish line, I met my two smaller brothers – Henrik and Niklas (first time runner) – that ran on great times, congrats to you both!

Well executed arrangement as always! See you next year!

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This year’s Midnattsloppet will be my worst ever

Having a little baby has made me lazy. He is now 4 months old, and I have on average run one time a week in that time, and no longer than 7km. Today’s event, Midnattsloppet, is 10km (one Swedish mil), and I will not break any records. I have started in Midnattsloppet several times, in 2011 I managed to run on 57 minutes and 51 seconds.
As always, I run with my FiveFingers KSO! They are almost worn-out, and will be replaced soon by another pair.
I promise to start working out and run more often from now on! :-)

Is my blog dead?

No, but sleeping. I don’t have the same inspiration to write stuff as I did in the beginning of the blog era. Facebook, Twitter and Google has changed the game. But perhaps I’ll post things in the future that will inspire and guide people in the world of barefoot running, programming, movies and video games. Until then, follow me on Twitter!

My blog is finally up!

After a server crash in May after a long power loss, I didn’t notice that johankanngard.net wasn’t working. I think it works OK now after restoring a backup. A UPS is now protecting the server :-)