Season finale on tarmac
It has already been 3 weeks since I had my successful debut on international elite level. At the Euromeeting in Bettmeralp, I was able to exceed my expectations in both the middle and long distance and finished in the top 10 twice (9th and 5th). This makes me look to the future with confidence and I am already looking forward to the 2022 season.
The last two weeks of my training are dominated by hard ground. Right now, I'm spending a week Denmark, the host country of next year's World Championships, running lots of sprint-specific trainings and two World Ranking events on the weekend. Apart from the continuous rain, this training camp has been a great success so far.
On 31 October, I will end the long season with my half marathon debut. In Lucerne, I'll be running the 21.1km for the first time, I'm curious to see what time I'll have in my legs.
After that I'm looking forward to the training break with a few calmer weeks. The winter will be long enough, so it's important to slow down a bit beforehand, in order to get back into training with full motivation afterwards.
Tino Polsini, 21 October 2021