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Discussion: Jukola

in: Danish Dynamite; Danish Dynamite > 2023-06-18

Jun 19, 2023 8:18 PM # 
Running first leg at a major race like this at the last minute and without the prep is tough. I've been there and it wasn't pretty.

First leg Tiomila 2006. Absolute disaster of a race. 20 minutes down and 262nd place. Shit happens.

But I think with proper prep and training that you could be a very good first leg runner in relays. So use this as a learning experience.

Good team results despite the challenges
Jun 23, 2023 10:15 AM # 
Danish Dynamite:
Thanks, a good learning experience at least. I would be happy to try again and get some redemption.

What club did you end running for when you were in Sweden? Ok Linne or Umea?
Jun 23, 2023 9:15 PM # 
I lived in Umea in the summer of 1992 and 1993 and ran for them that year including Tiomila in 1993 when it was held in August. I ran really well that year moving up 60 or so places on a night leg. I ran for Umea OK in 2006 as well despite living in Uppsala.

A few days before Tiomila in 2006 I did a night O training session with Linne at Lunsen and got horribly lost. It totally destroyed my confidence. I wrote about Tio in 2006 on this old blog. Enjoy.

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