Today it is 5 weeks to the first World-Ranking event of the season. My training have been good lately with some ski-o technical camps in Örebro, Falun and Horten before I went to glacier camp in Val Senales with Andrey Lamov and Emily the last 12 days. Before we went here I were also coaching the local districts XC-skiing juniors at their mid-term holiday camp at Sjusjøen and the Norwegian junior skiO team at the camp in Horten. It is inspiring to see so many young and enthusiastic athletes.
Training in Val Senales have been great this far. We had one day of really horrible weather, when the wind blew the mix of snow and rain horizontally on the glacier and the fog was so thick you could hardly see your skies. But most of the time we’ve had nice weather and good possibilities for training. When we arrived the snow was laying thick all over the valley, around 20 cm, but the road was clear so it were no problem to drive the car or go rollerskiing. Over the last 12 days all the snow in the valley has melted due to the warm weather but at the glacier we got 20-30cm of fresh snow after the snow storm. So at the moment it is perfect 🙂
Today we have a rest day. That means no training, but we will try to do some other activities as going climbing in the Ötsi Rope Park. It has looked so tempting the days we have been running past it, so we could not hold us from trying when they re-opened this week since all the snow has melted.
We will stay here in Val Senales another 11 days before returning to Norway. Hopefully there will be enough snow at Sjusjøen then so we can have some good weeks of training in nice conditions at Sjusjøen before the season start with 2 World-Ranking events in Kiruna(SWE) in the end of November. The week after will be the World-cup start in Ylläs. Before that I hope to be able to take part at the XC-races at Beitostølen as well.