LOOKING BACK AND FORWARD
Images by Jussi Sirviö (@sirjussi)
Looking back on 2021 from a running standpoint, this past year included both great success and frustrating disappointment. The last race of the season in Valencia was unfortunate. Preparations had gone well, so my expectations for the race were high. I set my goal for 2:30 which proved to be too fast of a mark in retrospect. Based on my workouts, I was in my best shape ever. I had completed my hardest workouts in control which improved my self-confidence. I believed I was in personal best condition, but I was too focused on running sub-2:30 and not focused enough on having a strong race.