It is no secret to say that this year has not gone well at all. Three injuries and a couple of bouts of sickness have put me in the worst June shape of my athletic life. As a result I have decided that I will not be on the start line for Stockholm Aquathlon. Instead, I have decided to enter Xterra Sweden on the same day. One might ask why race a different and longer race if I am not fit? Well, the expectations from the Aquathlon would have been at least a podium place and racing for ‘the fun’ is nothing I am interested in. In Xterra Sweden I’m 100% certain that I am going to get my ass handed to me – so with that knowledge, I can simply race it for fun and see what happens.
It does to me.