I’ve rarely looked forward a training-camp so much I did for Team Finland’s camp in Portugal last week. I was packing my bag one week prior to the trip…The long, cold winter and good training through the winter contributed to this eagerness to do some quality training on the ranges of Evora. By the way, there is no misspelling in the title – it just reflects the pro-conditions Portuguese have to offer us (according to POM –entries some 237 Finns and 213 Swedes had made that conclusion as well).
However, the start of the training-camp wasn’t easy for me. Maybe due to a chiropractical manipulation session before the trip, I faced a painful problem in the very first o-training. All the other maneuvers done to me have been really beneficial ones, but this time something went wrong and I lost my mobility for a short period. Fortunately Kalevan Rasti had a doc and physiotherapist in the group and they observed the condition and helped me – thanks! The rest of the camp was actually a success and I was able to perform quality training. Check out the whole training week on training-page.
The competition season was opened on last day in Portugal O-meeting. My technical performance was a decent one (could have done 2mins faster) and the problem with the sacrum-region was not holding me up too much. I was fifth in the rankings and lost 1½min to Philippe. This is a good start for the season. The next three weeks I will spend at home, doing some cross-country skiing, writing my thesis and tuning in to the competition season. Have a nice end of the spring – summer is not far away anymore!