Today was for me my first “real” day of training. Today is the day I set as the start of the 2012 Season. We are spending a week in Saas-Fee with the family of my brother in law and I hope to integrate a few altitude work-outs next to skiing and sledging. I managed today to run 16km at minus 22C at nearly 2000m, followed a couple of hours later by a 8km skate-skiing course together with my brother in law.
I feel too heavy, but the cardio and the legs are supporting me very well even at this altitude. I don’t think I have ever been so fit at this period of the year. Hope everything goes as planned and no elderly lady plots to crash into me with an old Toyota Carina or something like this. While this accident in 2009 was probably the greatest gift I have ever survived, I hope not to get this kind of present again.
Here some impression of my “first” training day around Saas-Fee in Switzerland.