First Camp for Austrian Team
|30.05.2012, Mallorca / OESV/IBU|
|Biking in Mallorca for Remo Krug’s Squad|
|The first training camp for new Austrian Head Coach Remo Krug and his team ended last weekend. Thirteen athletes worked on their basic endurance over a 10-day camp on the Spanish island.
“The focus was on long bike tours. The longest was five and a half hours. In addition to endurance training on the bike we also rollerskied, did strength training and played different games,“ explained Krug who was satisfied with this first camp. “We had great weather and Mallorca offers the perfect setting for bike training. The level within the team; there were athletes from the B-team as well as three juniors in the camp, was very diverse and thus the program had to be adjusted individually. The entire group was very motivated and showed a great work ethic.”
Hard Training; Satisfied Athletes
The athletes thought that the training was hard but they were happy with it. Dominik Landertinger explained, “This was probably one of the hardest camps I’ve ever done. To bike for a few hours every day and do strength training in addition; that was intense. The new coach has a tough line. But really, I like that. If you want to be on top, easy training is not serving you well. Even though I had to fight some allergies during the first days, the camp was really super.”
Easy Switch to Summer
Daniel Mesotitsch, who missed the podium twice by just one spot during the World Championships in Ruhpolding, had a good start into the new season as well. “The switch from winter to summer was pretty easy this year for me. I have to say, the first camp was very intense and fulfilled its purpose completely.”
Six athletes on the national team, Dominik Landertinger, Daniel Mesotitsch, Simon Eder, and Sven Grossegger participated in the camp in Mallorca. Christoph Sumann and Fritz Pinter had an agreement with the coaches to train at home.