It’s been a while since the championships actually ended, but it’s been a busy few weeks being back in Denmark.
I could never have imagined my result from the World Championships could have created this much interest in our little sport here in Denmark, but fortunately it did. I did a long interview with Danish Radio (DR) which is the public service media here in Denmark, pretty big. The interview was shown on national TV, putting some spotlight on our little sport, hopefully with some good consequences. Besides the interview I’ve visited Liga P3, which is a radioshow concerning sports. All of this has really been a lot of fun and the respondence has been amazing, so thank you for that guys!
I really had no idea what to expect from this race with my previous performances in the back of my head. European Championships was really terrible and I have been working to get back to my normal self after the 3000m back then, but still I had no idea what I could expect from my shape and I think me being a little nervous made me believe in it less.
However, I was pretty determined to not let that take me down, and waking up on race day I really had convinced myself that I was in the shape I needed to be and if not that would not be the end of the world, but a learning experience for what not to do next year.
So for my tactic, I don’t want to revel everything, I tried to relax as much as possible at the beginning and position myself somewhere I felt would put me in a good position later in the race. Sometimes everything just goes the way you want to, and this was one of those times. I ended up 8th with 3 points from one of the intermediate sprints.
I am extremely happy with my result, but as always, there is room for improvement. Top 8 is not enough anymore, so from here on out, there is still a lot of work towards my goals. And I think it’s good never to stop thriving (very deep and cliche haha) but it’s true, otherwise I would have been happy with the top 15 from the beginning of the season and maybe I wouldn’t have ended up here today.
Now it’s time for a mental and psychical break before next season.
– Love Elena