Ending of the army in the north
We travelled a lot during the Spitzensport-RS. A lot
within Switzerland, but also to the Czech Republic and Sweden, for example. We
spent the last 2.5 of the 18 weeks in Scandinavia. Some training sessions in
Sälen and some in Idre Fjäll, where I was “only” a fan at the World Cup later
in the week. However, I was able to show very good performances in the
spectator races that took place at the same time. The many trainings in the
north definitely helped me to achieve these results.
In the last week, our road trip really got going and we moved a few latitudes further north. We drove from Idre Fjäll (SWE) to Rovaniemi (FIN) at the Arctic Circle within two days. There I prepared for the Jukola relay with the OLV Baselland.
I was running the last leg and thanks to a very good race, I was able to finish the relay on the 30th place. All in all, everyone performed well and we can certainly be satisfied with the result.
With the end of this longer stay in Scandinavia, the army time is already history. It was a great experience for me to live like a professional athlete for 18 weeks and only concentrate on training. I really appreciate that the Swiss Army supports the sport so much.
Now I'm looking forward to the rest of the season with some competitions in Switzerland and the last chance to be selected for a World Cup (ITA); the shape is good.
Tino Polsini, 25 August 2021