Training camp in Ramsau am Dachstein, Avstria

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During the last 20 days my preparation took place in one of the best places for Nordic Disciplines training- Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria. This little village is located in the area of Steiermark, only 10 km away from one of the best Alpine skiing areas in Austria- Schladming. Every fall this charming village welcomes a big part of the Nordic Sports ( cross- country skiing, nordic combined and biathlon) world elite.

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The reason this place is so attractive for the skiers is the Dachstein glacier ( 2700 m above sea level). The glacier holds snow all year long. The village itself also offers perfect training conditions- ski jump, specially built track for roller skiing with shooting range, several perfectly equipped gyms and a swimming pool. To me Ramsau is a very special place and this year was my 10th in a row for preparation there.

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The main reason most of the athletes go there is to step on ski for first time for the season. The trainings are monotonous, with low-intensity and long duration (3-4 hours) on the glacier and short workouts with much greater intensity on the ski track , as well as in the gym.
To most of the athletes the day starts with a workout on the glacier, followed by a second one- cross, biking, roller ski and different power exercises.

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To me the training camp was divided on three parts. The first- I tried to ski more with light second rehabilitation trainings. The second part, I reduced the amount of skiing to normal (1.30 to 2 hours) and tried to make more power workouts. The third- the length of my skiing trainings was reduced to 1.20 to 1.40 hours, but at the expense of second trainings with high intensity.

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The training camp was beneficial and brought me satisfaction with this stage of my preparation.