Gustav Bergman

Posts by Gustav Bergman

Post-WOC: Finding my shape again

After WOC I focused on finding my training routine again, since I felt that I had not been running enough since my knee injury at EOC in Switzerland in May. Obviously it payed off, because after I increased my training load again I found my shape that had been missing since the injury. The first […]

WOC 2018 in Latvia

Dissappointment. That would be the word to use, if I would try to summarize this years WOC with only one word. I felt prepared, but didn’t manage to live up to my expectations on how I should perform on the most importand competition of the year. The middle distance was OK, but nothing more. Neither […]

EOC: An abrupt end (and recovery)

EOC came and went a little too quickly for me. Despite being a bit unsure of my physical shape coming in to the championship, I felt confident I could make some good performances during the week. I had a quite tough programme planned, running every race except the Sprint Relay. The first race was the […]

Confidence and uncertainty

My training this winter has been going really well. I have been feeling stronger than ever and running faster than ever. On Tuesday mornings on the indoor track in Sätra I have really felt the improvement. I’ve never been this close to Jonas on the intervals. It also feels like my focus on hill running […]

What makes a succesful season?

2017 was a dissappointment. Or was it? Maybe it was a step in the right direction, or maybe it was my best season so far. It is always a bit tricky to evaluate a season, but I think that this season is the trickiest yet. The winter training last year went well, really well, and […]

WOC 2017 in Estonia

World Championships is over, and for me it was really short and intense. Being selected only for middle and relay meant that I was preparing for two races in two days in the very end of the championship, and a long wait to get started. I felt prepared both physically and technically, so I was […]

Taking the next step 2017?

After last year I made some minor changes to my training, to make sure that I will continue to develop. Nothing big, but probably enough for me to get out of my training comfort zone. A little more focus on the hard sessions, a little more strict with the easier ones. And it has been […]

Closing down 2016

There was not much time to recharge after WOC in Strömstad, and I came in to the autumn season with a bad shape (but luckily not as bad as during WOC). Swedish Long Champs in September was a disaster, and I didn’t have neither the phyical shape nor the spirit to get a good result […]

Mixed feelings after the World Championships

A World Championships on home ground really is something special. We have prepared for WOC 2016 for many years, and I have spent countless hours in relevant terrain, just to be able to have a peak performance in the summer of 2016. So much planning and preperations. Now, two weeks later, I can definitly say […]

A hectic spring season: 33 competitions in 13 weeks

After a good training winter it is always great fun to run a few competitions during the spring, but this year it feels like it has been a little bit much. It started with Måsenstafetten the 20th March, and since then until Jukola (June 19th) I have competed every weekend, and most competitions have been […]