Selected for WOC!

For the first time I have been selected to run a forest distance at the World Championships! With good performances in both the sprint and the middle distance at the selection races this weekend, I have  been selected to run both distances at WOC in Latvia in the beginning of August. The selection week started with a sprint on Wednesday last week which I won (<1 sec). Then the selection races continued with sprint, middle and long distance races from Friday to Sunday. I ended those races as 2nd in the sprint, 2nd in the middle, and 5th in the long distance.  

 

 

 

 

6th at Venla

The Venla Relay is always a highlight, and so it was also this year. We had the exact same team as last year with Sarina Jenzer at 1st, me at 2nd, Simone Niggli at 3rd and Sabine Hauswirth at the 4th. In the flat terrain with ice age depression the relay became a tight competition. Sarina started well, and changed over to me in 11th position. I ran safely through my leg, except one mistake towards the end and could send out Simone as 6th. Simone ran well, and brought us into the lead. Sabine ran a safe last leg, but did not have the power to follow the fastest girls. She, however, secured our goal of a top 6 position, by running us in to the 6th position! Fun that we could run with the leading teams through out the whole relay! Thank you to everyone in the raskt tog team and OL norska for the whole road to Venla! 

 

WOC training Camp in Latvia

Monday after the Norwegian Champs. in Sprint I went to Latvia with the National Team. I had been selected to the camp after my results at EOC. We got a nice, but tough training week with several training compititions. I decided to take it easy on the middle distance on Tuesday, but ran well in the relay training on Wednesday and the sprint races on Saturday and Sunday despite tired legs. The long distance on Friday however I wanted to run fast, but my legs did not, so I ran through the course at a bit lower intensity than planned. All in all the training compititions were a nice chance to test were I stand in the terrain type, and I could learn a lot. 

 

 

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