Good Morning from Florida. For the past two weeks I have been privileged to train here in perfect sprinting weather learning from the best in my sport. It’s been a blast! I’ve been having a good time training with the Pure Athletics group at Clermont. This means that there are quite many changes in my regular training routines. One big difference to trainings back at home is that we train hour-wise a lot more here. But don’t get me wrong, it’s really not about who trains the most, it’s all about what you do during the practice and what is the quality of work.
For me, this has been a real introduction to professionalism. Not that I wouldn’t train professionally at home, but here it all comes together in a whole different way. I get up in the morning usually around 7am, have a good breakfast and prepare for training. Training takes quite a big chunk of the day and after that I come home and rest for a couple of hours straight. After that I might go to do some groceries or so but by 6pm I’m usually home, have dinner and by 10pm I’m asleep. Sounds boring and too simple? Yes, but that’s what it is and I love it! Back home it often comes to dealing with hundred little things outside of practice, not to mention socialising! It’s all nice, but often it sets a challenge on getting enough recovery. Weekends are easier here and that’s when I have time (and some energy) to do some other stuff as well.
Training itself has been tough, but it’s going well and I’m learning a lot every day. One thing that I’m especially enjoying at the moment is that we are using a lot of soft surfaces to run on, which is smart considering my foot issues from last Summer. But most of all, I am grateful and insanely happy that I get enough technical feedback and can train with such an inspirational group. I just know that this is a beginning for something good.
In relation to all of this, I would also like to thank my two main sponsors Best-Hall Oy and FineWeld Oy, as well as Nordea, for all their support during the tough times last Summer and making this training camp possible! And luckily, there’s two more weeks to go! Lamberts and Powerbar are my best friends during the camp in being able to put quality hours into the work and making sure that I recover. Not to forget - the three stripes are strong in this company here!
Athletes, a little tip - be humble and follow your dreams!
Greetings to my JKU family! :)
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