After last year's great experience of several training days with Adam Fellner in Jeseník and it´s surroundings, including participation in rollerski uphill races to Praděd and Dlouhé stráně, this year's choice for August program was clear ;-)
So, we headed to Červenohorské sedlo in Jeseníky mountains for our next training camp 1st of August. Pavel Ondrasek and Katerina Mondlova joined the team for this training camp, what worked well and we had great atmosphere during whole training camp.
There was still volume training little bit together with several fast trainings and also weekend´s rollersi uphill races up to Praděd and Dlouhé stráně. The plan was focused for quality training with weekend races participation. We were not fully focused for races, but we tried to make our best during the races despite training loads. And it worked very well! We trully dominated in men´s class, where we took complete podium and Katerina Smutna won both races in women´s class. Key trainings were hold on rollerskis (during the training camp we did 5x tough uphill to Dlouhé stráně for example), running with poles and strength trainings. Tough rollerski trainings in uphills we mixed with trainings on more flatter profile trainings around Jeseník or Vidnava, Žulová…
We had perfect training weather during whole camp, what helpe dus to keep quality and only one rain came on Friday afternoon when we had no training… :-):-)
We were leaving the camp with good level of tireness, satisfied with everything what and how we managed to train and for me also with complete satisfaction from team spirit and the atmosphere we had whole training camp.
Everyone is currently in an individual training, some athletes have a holiday week and we will meet us together again at the Swedish race - Alliansloppet, the biggest cross-country skiing event on 26th of August in Trollhättan, Sweden. Here we will meet (except for Barbara Jezerek) in a complete team, not only with Ilya, but also with Alexis, who had to skip all training camps till now this year, due termin collision between our and French national team training camps…
Enjoy the summer!