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Emelie Forsberg's 6 favorite running routes

SuuntoRun — 21 September 2015

Think you can keep up with skyrunning champion Emelie Forsberg? Or maybe – and more realistically – you just want to explore her favorite mountain landscapes? Look no further – here are Emelie’s 6 best-loved trail running routes!

All trail runners have their go-to training routes – places that feel like home every time they run them.

Skyrunning champion and devoted mountain lover Emelie Forsberg has her's and three of them are in Sweden, her beautiful homeland.

Check out the six trails below for a super dose of running motivation. Click through to each Movescount Move to get a closer look at the route and Emelie’s running stats. 

Watch Emelie talk about her love of running in the mountains in the video below

Kebnekaise, Sweden

Distance: 16.09 km
Time: 04h57m
Ascent: 2288 m
Decent: 2291 m
Highest point: 2116 m
Why: I ran this trail in northern Sweden, where I used to work, with two friends. This is a tour over Touplagorni, a spectacular summit, and also Kebnekaise – Sweden’s highest mountain. It includes scrambling and some easy climbing. I love doing this kind of thing with friends!

Aiguilles des Posettes, Chamonix, France

Distance: 9.17 km
Time: 01h26m
Ascent: 979 m
Decent: 986 m
Highest point: 1998 m
Why: I really like to train on this mountain, either for a faster run in the morning or a recovery run in the afternoon. It has such a beautiful view with all the Mont Blanc massif and the Aiguilles Rouge in the front.

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High Coast, Sweden

Distance: 27.76 km
Time: 04h01m
Ascent: 850 m
Decent: 937 m
Highest point: 285 m
Why: This is where I grew up and played around. The High Coast has small hills, wild forest and beautiful nature. This is a section of the High Coast Trail.

Dent Blanche, Pennine Alps, Switzerland

Distance: 4.42 km
Time: 06h55m
Ascent: 836 m
Decent: 785 m
Highest point: 4365 m
Why: This is just an example of what I call a ‘mountain day’. I climb and run a new, higher mountain that is technical and slower to summit. Dent Blanche has a climbing rating of AD; it’s fairly difficulty, requires belayed climbing and is exposed. I do this kind of day four to six times a month and I really love this kind of training!

Glen Coe, Highlands, Scotland

Distance: 50.62 km
Time: 07h44m
Ascent: 3954 m
Decent: 3943 m
Highest point: 1146 m
Why: This is route is from the seriously super cool Glen Coe Skyline race. For sure, I need to do this race again. So cool to race in this kind of raw environment where I really like to train. It’s scrambling, wild ridges, difficult downhill’s, but also fast trails to let the legs going fast! To share it during a race was awesome.

Jämtlands Mountains, Sweden

Distance: 35.70 km
Time: 05h21m
Ascent: 604 m
Decent: 893 m
Highest point: 1120 m
Why: This was a typical day out for me when I was working in the Swedish mountains. It has beautiful flat trails that means you can run for a long time! I was often running in between huts with only a small backpack.