At the end of last week we moved from schorcing hot and beautiful Dubai to the small town of Torsby, Sweden, and into a snow tunnel (!). We are talking about a temperature difference of about 50 degrees celcius, and while the snow tunnel in Sweden is as “fake” and made up as “St.Moritz” in Dubai, to me it is just as fun.
I really don’t mind skiing in circles and I hardly even think about it because I am so engrossed in my technique work. Since I am speaking at the AFPT Convention on the 26th of August I am missing out of one short training camp with LYN SKI that weekend, Eirik and I just went to Torsby for the weekend and I bet I was the happiest person in the tunnel. It felt so good to feel snow under my skis again. Also there are limits, both economical and time wise, for how many training camps and how many XC-skiing travels I can go on in a year, within reason, so a short weekend made perfect sense. In addition, Eirik is going back for a whole week with the Norwegian men’s sprint team so it was supernice of him to want to take me to the snow tunnel, of which he’ll be seeing enough of this fall. Best husband/coach ever!
In a couple of hours Linda and I are setting off to the mountains of Øyer and Hafjell for a weekend of training and leisure. I am so excited about getting out in the fresh, Norwegian mountain air and do all the training session in such good company. Since we have LYN SKI camp from Sunday and a pretty hard week a head (about 24-28 hours of training!). I am a little comprehensive about how tired I might feel after this weekend going into a week of training camp, but it is all about listening to the body, so as to not over-reach.
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