Canadian national team skier Sarah Renner (28) is gradually getting closer to the World Cup podium. Is this going to be her â€œbreak-throughâ€ season? FastersSkier.com got a chance to ask her some questions about her training and racing.
Photo by Arnd Hemmersbach
You are getting closer and closer to the podium – have you decided that there are certain things you have to focus on in your training in order to take that “next step”?
– I am working at increasing the time I can spend at my high end speed. Basically, when things start to get tough I have to reach for that little extra. At that point it is mental.
What do you consider being the most important in your training going into
this season. Is it good intervals, high volume, speed, strength or other factors that will make you faster?
– It’s the perfect combination of all of the above. My challenge is not to put too many things on my plate. When you live in a place like Canmore, there are so many things that can be distracting. Sometimes I have to refrain from going up a mountain to do workout on the treadmill which is almost more painful than the interval.
What's your goal for the upcoming season?
– A World Cup podium