Motivation – what drives you forward during a long endurance swimrun race like ötillö?

What motivates you to go out and train that late Tuesday evening, in the rain, even though you are tired? We sat down with Christine from team Ultraswimrun, currently in final preparations for ÖtillÖ next week and had a chat about her motivation and drivers.

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WoS: Hi Christine and thanks for taking the time to chat with us (again). Today we talk about motivation, and different drivers. You’re up for ÖtillÖ in September, how’s the preparations going?

C: Quite all right, thank you. After Utö I had some problems with pain in my feet and I had to take it easy with running for a while, and instead focus on swimming, but it seems like it is improving now. I will do ÖtillÖ for the first time and am aware that it is an extremely tough race, so in a way it seems like you can never prepare enough. But you only have so much time and right now I feel I do the best with the time I have.

WoS: ÖtillÖ is a long race that will take a pro-athlete somewhere around 10-12 hours to finish. How do you mentally prepare for a race like that?

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