Getting back into it and the Finnish Trials

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Parking before the Grano Games (Finnish Trials)

After arriving in Helsinki I stayed at one of the American Junior’s homes: Anton, who has and will be helping me with planning out what to do in Finland. The next morning I headed out to a friends apartment in Tampere to start getting used to the JWOC terrain.

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Having a Better Understanding

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A sample of the first two weeks

Over the past year or two I have learnt the importance of being able to pick out significant workouts in order better understand training programs work for me. In the past I have sifted through my Attackpoint log, going from training to training, looking for workouts that had gone well and then try to figure out these triggers are, and then do the opposite look for triggers that have worked against me (like a terrible taper). To make this analysis easier to visualize I have pieced together a way to rate my workouts.

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Onwards to 2017

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Photo by Dave Yee Photography

Last year had lots of ups and downs. It started out with the Vancouver Sprint Camp which set me off in the right direction. I planned out a few of the larger North American races that I wanted to attend; the Flying Pig XX in Kentucky, West Point A-Meet (and US Junior Team Trials) in New York, and the Ontario Championships… in Ontario 🙂 Then came the races that I had been building up to; JWOC, the COCs, and the NAOCs.

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NAOC Sprint and Sprint Relay

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Tagging off to Graeme in 3rd place

The weekend started with Graeme and I duke’ it out in the Middle and ended very appropriately with my tagging off to him in the Relay. In the Sprint I raced up again and so in M21E I came 7th overall and 4th North American, missing the podium by 14 seconds. For the Sprint Relay I ran on Canada Team 2 with Emma Waddington, Graeme Rennie, and Tori Owens.

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