I’m in the Basque Country already! The north of Spain in Vitoria-Gasteiz for those unsure, a place that has been my home away from home for the past seven years. Not too much has changed in those years my Spanglish is still terrible, though my ability to drive on the right side of the road has drastically improved!
It’s good to be back the trails for running are endless the motorists are courteous and respectful and I always feel like it’s a place I can do my best work and get into my best possible physical shape.
The season hasn’t panned out how I visioned it for the start of the year, which is so often the way of life. There is no straight road to the top and it is always twisty and windy to get there. I was well below my best in Gold Coast with a 16th and then backed that up with another disappointing 18th in Yokohama. This got my WTS season off to my worst start in a number of years! Luckily it’s a long season and plenty of time to fight back!!
With how the start of the year has panned out in mind I chose to skip WTS Leeds at the weekend and give myself some consistent training and time spent in the gym the best possible consistent lead up for my next race WTS Hamburg on the 15th of July. It’s a race I love and a race with a lot on the line with the last automatic Australian spot on the Commonwealth Games team up for grabs.
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