I must admit it. It felt wrong. Wrong to watch the world championships from the couch. I was supposed to be at the location. Fighting for my first final on world championship level. Well, things don’t always go as planned. And I am sure I’m not the only athlete who felt like this while watching others perform in the Bird’s Nest.
My summer has been quite different from the usual. Most of the summer I have dealt with rehabilitation of my right foot. Finally, I got the permission to start competing, but as expected after a long break from proper sprint training, the level was far from good. I did better run by run, but two weeks - after a two-month break from sprinting - was just not enough to reach the world championship norms. Which sucks for many reasons - including the fact that I had run both norms last summer. But sport is tough. The time for reaching the norms just started in June, so I was out.
My not-reaching-the-norms might not have been a big surprise for many, but I myself really believed to the end that I could reach them. I denied looking at the reality. What would that have helped? For a day or so after not reaching the Worlds I thought it is best to end the season there. However, after discussing it with my coach we decided to try to reach a better level before ending this season – my level.
Thus, I have a few more good races to look forward to and although they’re not title races, I’m going to make the best of them.
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