Highlights of the year 2018: 2nd place Utö swimrun, 1st place overall at Järvestä Järveen (Lake to Lake), 3rd place at the ÖtilllÖ Swimrun Worldchampionships. In resume, Utö felt like: “we’re back in business but some body parts strongly disagreed…”, Lake to Lake felt like: “somebody was non-stop chasing us…”, worldchamps felt like: “kids waiting at the finish line – just get there…”
Anyway “negative thoughts out of the window now” let’s enter the dark season with some snow and creative blog writing. This winter I try to focus on three main subjects:
After a one year break from the swimrun scene due to a broken foot and the birth of our daughter we decided to register for Lake to Lake swimrun. In fact it was our first race together after Porkkala swimrun in 2015.
Filled with enthusiasm we decided to practice the course based on a course map we downloaded and printed from the website. Now it is important to know that we have a tendency to get off the course so finding our way to the first lake was really impressive. We even managed to get to the second lake after running in circles for an hour or so. The fact that our badly packed course map got soaking wet when it started to rain did not help to find our way around but hey….at least we could use it as a bad excuse for getting lost. Having practiced the course for the first 3km’s we eventually returned to the car and officially agreed (for once) that we both suck at orienteering. Thank goodness the course was going to be marked on race day otherwise we would not even finish the race.
Me: Thomas Schreven
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