End of the season for me and I'm really happy with the way it's gone.
My goals were all about the two relays at WOC this year. In the end I didn't manage to get into those teams which I was disappointed about, but I don't want it to be an easy job if we are to be competitive in them.
I'm happy with the way I channeled some of my motivation for them into the Sprint, and made real progress there instead. I managed to mentally unlock something in the way I attack and push myself physically at WOC and the World Games which I hadn't found before. I was very confident and decisive. I was probably in good shape too, though I can't prove it. In both I was down to ~50s behind the winners which is a step up from previous years. Somewhat encouragingly (kind of), I also made clear mistakes in both, without which I could have been in the top 10. I've never seen concrete evidence of that kind of potential in myself before, and it gives me a lot of confidence.
It was also really useful for me to get into the forest this year in the Middle. I didn't do anything groundbreaking, but the WOC experience is valuable and I know what I need to work on for the future there.
Next year, I want to come back with the same decisiveness and confidence in the Sprint, and I also want to make further progress on my speed. I'm not slow, and I had some very encouraging split times on some of the running legs this year, but ultimately I still need to be faster to win a medal.
Looking forward to it.
Now the priority is to get my Achilles properly fixed this month before I start training harder in September. Also I'll probably have some fun.