February usually brings cold and sometimes unpleasant weather. Trails are getting extremely icy and running on them stops being fun. Therefore, this is the time when many athletes are heading to warmer southern destinations to do a proper training load. I’m happy to call it now a tradition too.
This year we went with Södertälje-Nykvarn to Monte Gordo, Portugal. Near the Atlantic shore, we did a great amount of quality training – long runs, fast sessions, speed endurance as well as max. speed training in sand-dunes and of course orienteering. It was great to train together with the bunch of great runners and to help each other push harder.