I’ve been back in Clermont for a little over two weeks now. It was getting cold and dark in Finland and I just made it out of snow’s way :) After two full weeks of training I’m over jetlag and I’ve adjusted well to the climate. Weather here right now is very sprinter-friendly - it’s chilly (drops under 20 degrees) in the mornings and evenings but during the days it’s around 25 or a bit above.
Before coming here I trained mostly alone, without a coach. Which is being outside my comfort zone, because I really don’t like training alone. (Ok, I need to make a confession. Whenever I say I did something alone, the truth is, 99% of the time Robert was there to support me. Well, all my friends knew that already.) So, most of the Fall I trained alone without a coach with my better half :D Ok, back to the topic. During the Fall I was really eager to get back to ”proper” training, and felt that I should rise the intensity in trainings. But boy, am I glad that I stuck with what the coach told me to do. I feel that I’m in a better shape that I’ve ever been this time of the year. Not speed and result wise, but I mean in a better shape to train. And I can tell you, Fall training is so much more enjoyable when you are in a better physical condition! Don’t get me wrong, don’t cut from your off season, it is also very important for you, but just don’t rush building base for the upcoming year! Low intensity running in this phase of the year does not make you slow!
Another thing I’ve realized within the short time I’ve been here is that sometimes it is ok not to plan ahead. Sounds crazy even when writing it here! But it’s probably just me being Finnish. I like to plan everything, be a few steps ahead all the time, stay in control. But my Coach made me realize that sometimes the most important thing is to forget about tomorrow, forget about yesterday and just focus on today. Win today. That’s what he tells us. And that’s what we’re doing!
I’m really happy to be back here and I’ll keep you posted on how things are going. I’ll (read we’ll) try to make some video material soon as well!
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