In less than a month, it will be the launching of the 2017 season with the first round of the Swiss Cup ! So it is the good moment to give you some good insights of my training.
My trainings between Southern France and Switzerland
As I announced at the end of 2016, I’ve come with changes for my trainings and preparation. First good news, my training has been completed without any injuries this year. I now following my trainings with the renowned coach Franck Martini, based in Istres, in Southern France. I spend half of my time there where I train really hard with other world-class athletes and competitors.
I deeply wanted to get out of my comfort zone, and I now am. I’m following intense physical and mental trainings to progress whick implies working hard and working good. I accept re-learning movements, re-learning technics, again and again for months now.
I am really optimistic and I feel my progression day after day. That said, only competition is a good indicator for an athlete and I am impatient to confront myself with other competitors during national and international events.
For this new season I aim the Swiss title in 20 inch and several world top-10, and more in the following months/years.
Before that, I’ll have to focus on the first competition with is the first Swiss Cup close to where I live in Switzerland (Moudon, 14th of May) followed by a World Cup in Aalter, Belgium the following week-end.
Few days of training in the beautiful and awesome Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes, France. Little edit made on my iPhone.
I arrived the 1st of February in Spain with my trials rider friend Loïc Vuillème who came with me for two weeks and did the journey with the car. After eight hours and a half I arrived the evening and meet my friend Jonas Kristiansen with whom I’ll share the flat for a month.
The flat is located in Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, a little town a few kilometers away from Barcelona. Here, there are a lot of natural and artifical terrains and bikeparks really close to where we live. The weather is great, sunny and the temperature is about 15-20 degrees every day.
After my shoulder surgery in October, I have to be careful to ride too hard the first days while taking back my technical level and getting a good feeling back on the bike.
After a week and a half, the goal is reached but I have to listen to my body carefully. The sensations are coming back quickly and my technique is getting better every single day but my shoulder get tired really easily. From yesterday, I feel exhausted due to the many trials trainings I’m not used to do anymore. I’ll then have a few days rest before gaining intensity for the second part of February.