It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I decided to share some of it with you. Trainings have gone as planned and I have not been ill the whole Fall and I aim to keep it that way. Now we have been concentrating on the starting technique quite a bit. I figured out some important details regarding starting and the technique of it at the end of the Summer. Despite the development during the past two years, it is still the part of my running that I have most potential to gain anything in. In addition to that, indoor season is where the start has an even bigger role than normally at a 100m or a 200m race. So, that’s what and why we’re working on it now. It’s nice to know precisely what to change and to feel that it’s only a matter of getting enough quality repetitions in. I am looking forward to where this takes me!
The January camp in Tenerife is not far away anymore - which is a good thing when looking out of the window. There will be a bunch of European sprinters training together. We’ve already settled that we will co-operate and do some training sessions together, but I hope we’ll still get a few more sprinters to join and get the best out of January trainings! It’s the darkest time of the year in Finland and I am seriously looking forward to the sun and training outside!
Fall is usually the time for me to stay home, calm down, focus on trainings and minimize the traveling. However, this year I have extra duties. Right after the European Championships in Zurich I was elected to the EAA Athletes’ Comission, which I’m very honoured to be a part of. This week we had our first meeting in Lausanne where I met our great group and we set things ready to begin working. It was an interesting and educating experience and I am very happy to be a part of this aspect of track and field as well. I will write a separate post about it at some point.