Gustav Bergman

Posts by Gustav Bergman

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Back on track: A winter without major setbacks

After a summer with a lot of problems, it feels great to be able to say that I am back on track. With a little distance to last year, I can say that my physical problems most definitely was caused by over training (or rather, under-rest). From the beginning of June to the end of [...]

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Struggling with my shape: WOC & Swedish Champs

The last 2 months has been really tough for me. Not much training, a lot of time at home, trying to rest a lot, but still struggling with a body that is not cooperating. There has been som days when my body has felt less bad (WOC relay, SM middle), and some when it has [...]

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Swedish Spring Season and World Cup Round 2

More than 5 months since the last update, and a lot has happened. I have run a lot of competitions, but continued with my tough training focused towards World Championships in August. My shape has been up and down, and so has my back-problems. You are not going to get the full story in this [...]

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World Cup round 1 in Tasmania

The World Cup year 2015 started already the 2nd of January, with sprint qualifications in Cataract Gorge just outside Launceston. The area was really amazing from a touristic point of view, but maybe not from a sprint orienteering perspective. Anyhow, I enjoyed it, and could cruise around the course quite comfortably to a 2nd place [...]

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