I was selected to run Long and Sprint in this year's WOC, so I've spent a week training with the national team in Vuokatti.
We trained hard during our stay there, doing some of the following sessions:
First terrain adaptation HERE
Short Sprint loops HERE
Long-like mass starts "The winner takes it all" HERE
Easy Middle-like session HERE
Easy Middle-like session2 HERE
Middle-like session HERE
Long-like mass starts HERE
Then I participated in Jukola, running for the first time the 1st leg by Turun Metsankavijat 3. I was impressed by the great team's athmosphere! My goal was to avoid navigation mistakes, but I ended doing a few. I didn't run fast enough in the beginning and I found myself trapped in the "trails" by slower athletes, loosing several minutes: a lesson to the future.
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How beautiful is this sport?
(The portuguese team is ready)