After two weeks of quarantine, I’m still going to Planica! Fortunately, I was able to get the time at home almost well behind me and now I’m really looking forward to the World Championships and ski flying in the “ski flying Mecca” Planica. I didn’t feel really sick during my “house arrest” and now I also hope that I’m not lacking too much physically – but that will only show up over the days when I fly.
I feel fit so far and have now tested negative twice. But after 14 days at home, I obviously lack the training and, above all, the important competition rhythm. But I am glad that I was able to keep myself fit with the barbell, with one or the other exercise for the core and balance.
Yesterday I got a little bit of the jumping feeling on the hill in Ramsau and can travel to Slovenia with these jumps and one or the other constant jump from Wisla in my luggage.
I realize that the favorites will of course be different – you don’t have to be a psychic There are now some who already have a really good rhythm and sense of achievement. BUT I’m looking forward to opposing this with the Austrian team and making the best possible use of the less than ideal preparation. Any medal for our team would be amazing – “From the couch to the podium” – how cool that would sound. We will definitely fight.
In Planica I would like to try to gain consistency every day, build up tension and get back to the competition rhythm. In the past few years I have always succeeded in finding my way back to my system through ski flying and I could use that very well now.
When it comes to ski flying, I now have my personal “guru” with Krafti in my room and we will be by our side. Stick together day after day, then it will be …
I’m looking forward to ski flying. We will try to do the best we can for ourselves and also for Austria. We shall see what it will be enough for.
I’m already saying please, please keep your fingers crossed at home in front of the television.
All the best & stay healthy,