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Altitude training camp in St. Moritz

I have been in St. Moritz for three weeks. We have been lucky with the weather and the training conditions. Last weekend we had some days with rain and thunder, but we were able to do all of our training anyway :-)

This time there has been many international race walkers here. The first who arrived to St. Moritz on the 14th of June was Athanasia Tsoumeleka (GRE) with her Team including Coach Nikos. My brother Erik Tysse (NOR) arrived the next day. Luke Adams (AUS) came the day after and the following day (17/06) I arrived with coach Stephan, my kids and Vibeke (Physio from NOC Norway). Two days later Sabine Zimmer (GER) arrived too. The week after the Portuguese team (Susana Feitor, Ines Henriques, Sergio Vieira, coach Jorge Miguel and his wife Teresa) and the Slovak walkers (Peter, Matej and Milos) arrived. Luke's team mates Jane Saville and Nathan Deaks, Toby, their physio, and coach Craig also arrived the same week. This week Andreas and Mari from Sweden came to St. Moritz. Vibeke stayed together with us for 10 days before she had to go back to Norway. But four days later our Physio through many years Hilde Robinson joined us. Hilde will be here together with us until we go back home on Thursday.

So this year we have been many race walkers here. I have been able to train with Susana, Ines, Sabine and Athanasia. Erik has been training with Luke from time to time, too. We all do our own training, but when it fit's we walk together. All of my hard workouts I have walked alone. Just like I also do at home.

I am now starting to get very tired, but this is my last week of much training before Olympics so I'll manage the last days too. :-)

Training around the lake together with Athanasia, Ines and Susana (left to right) - 26.06.

Sergio, I, Susana, Ines and Sabine are ready to train when Erik passes by - 03.07.

 

©Kjersti Tysse Plätzer