I actually started my training right after the World Cup finals in March. I decided to go to Norway to start immediately with my speed training program and to use these days as preparation for the next season.
When I returned, I had a short vacation at home and then continued my preparations for the new season – meaning, I was training intensively all summer long. The session in the morning lasted about 2.5 to 3 hours and focused on my power training, coordination, speed and core training. The unit in the afternoon lasted about 1.5 to 2 hours. The focus then was on cycling, running and coordination training, as well as on core training.
In August we then moved onto the slopes for training on snow! Unfortunately, the weather in Saas-Fee and Zermatt was not so good, and a few days of the Giant Slalom had to be cancelled . At that time I also got the flu – and I needed that like a hole in my head! What this all meant was that the Giant Slalom, as my core discipline, was not really up to scratch right until I was about to leave for Chile. That is why a joint decision was made by the team that I would not go to Chile, but stay in Europe to complete my training for the Giant Slalom. We, of course, made perfect use of these extra days! In addition, we even had a few extra good training days for the Downhill and Super-G.
I am already looking forward to the season’s opener in Sölden and will make good use of the weeks until then!