Last week I was on the anual training camp in Portugal with the national team. This year we went to São Pedro de Moel 1½h north of Lisboa. Since last summer we have decided to focus more specifically on a few distances for each athlete which means that we are running more trainings made for that distance. It also means a more divided national team. Because of my past problems with my feet and my current problem with my leg I'm focussing mostly on sprint this year, but I also hope to run middle distance at both EOC and WOC. So many of my trainings were sprint trainings and we did a lot of cool and difficult ones. I had the feeling that for each sprint we ran my body felt lighter and lighter but I was still far behind Rasmus Thrane. He was just much better at choosing the right routechoices which means that I have a huge job to do before the championships. I'm feeling very motivated to do what's needed because I can easily see how much Thrane has improved.

 

One of the best sprints of the week was the one in Obidos. It's the place were EYOC was held in 2013. It's a small town, very steep, with small tricky streets. unfortunatly it was raining so it was VERY slippery which gave us a challenge when running down the steep streets trying to make hard turns. But it can be like this on the EOC sprint so it gave us a good idea of what we should be prepared for if it's a rainy day. See the maps below.

 

My training is going well and I'm starting to look forward to start the season in Turkey next week were the World Cup season starts with a middle distance and then an unofficial mix-sprint relay. 

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