TIPS AND TRICKS
FROM OUR ATHLETES
FIND THE PERFECT PARTNER
Jessica Pardin (FRA)
When I’m not working, and after taking my daughter to school, I go running.
For the past 8 years, most of the time I also took my dog with me.
All I have to say is 3,2,1 GO, and he starts for the VMA session together with me (and without even getting dragged!). It’s really motivating to have a training partner like him.
WHATEVER THE WEATHER
Sacha Devillaz (FRA)
Accept all and stay positive regardless of the reasons. Accept bad weather, accept to be outside for a long race. Accept the hard times during a race is the best way to overcome them. Love what you do and be proud of yourself.
EVERY DAY, ALL YEAR LONG
Francesco Trenti (ITA)
I run almost every day, all year long. I find it a precious moment, where I can be alone by myself, enjoying nature. Some days it’s hard to get out and train, especially when the weather conditions are bad, you don’t feel physically well, or the motivation is low. In these cases, I try to listen to myself, and adapt to the situation.
For example, if during the winter it’s too cold or there is snow outside, I do some ski mountaineering or I go to the gym. I think variety in training is an important key to stay motivated and practice something with regularity; whether you are preparing for your next race or want to spend some time outside just for fun.
RUNNING FOR A LIFETIME
Miguel Caballero (ESP)
You can consider running as a selfish moment of loneliness, something you really need. You can also run chasing your personal ambition and consider it as the road that it’s leading you to always improve your skills and push your limits.
Personally, after so many years I also started to look at running as a mission, while sharing everything I learnt and experienced with the runners of tomorrow.
So, no matter the reason why you’re doing it. No matter if stronger, faster, or slower: just be sure that in one way or another you’ll keep on running through the mountains.