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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Interview with Emma Engstand


I've translated a bit of an interview with Emma Engstrand from her web page:

...It seems to me that a lot of people in the national team feel that intervals and more spenst and strength training are the way to succeed. What do you think about that?

In the last few years we've had a lot of discussions and education in physical training, which is really good. To be able to win a WOC, you've got to by very strong, and that is what we want. We've also gone through phsyical tests and got personal advice based on those tests. We've also focused on strength training a lot. The advice I got was to improve my running economy and I'm supposed to do that by training more strength, spenst and intervals while sharply reducing my distance training.

I'm convinced that it is important to really think through how you should optimize your training. And I've thought about that a lot. I've adapted my training a bit based on the advice, but I'm not prepared to reduce my distance training so much. I think I'll be good by training distance. I've made some small adjustments, but nothing big. I think my winter training works well fo rme and that I'll be strong from it.

The translation is a bit rough, but I think you get the basic idea.

If you can read Swedish, check out the entire interview.

posted by Michael | 6:56 PM


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