The crucial phase
After a winter marked by my shin problems and a bit more alternative training than I had hoped for, I was back in normal training and looking forward to the first training camp of the year at the end of February. Having just written my last exam on the first day of the training camp, I travelled straight to France where beautiful spring weather awaited me. The intensive week in the stones of Fontainebleau was abruptly cut short by positive covid tests, despite a strict protection concept. So one day before the planned end, we started our journey home. 10 days of quarantine followed. When I also had myself tested because of symptoms after the training camp, I was also positive. My symptoms remained harmless, but nevertheless I was set back quite a bit in my training.
Now I am back in full training and do intensive sessions again. The test races for the European Championships in Neuchâtel are only about a month away, so the crucial phase has definitely begun. I am confident that I can still get in shape in time and I don't lack motivation. Another training camp is scheduled for the beginning of April in the Czech Republic. The week of the test races is also the start of my military education in Magglingen. Together with two teammates, I will train with perfect conditions for 18 weeks, which is a great opportunity for me and my career.Tino Polsini, 20 March 2021