Atle KvÃ¥lsvoll, Thor Hushovd’s coach as well as the Norwegian Olympic Committee’s endurance sport specialist gives Langrenn.com/Fasterskier.com some of Hushovd’s training secrets.
Uses competitions as training
When the racing season starts, a few competitions are used as training.
– The first stage race of the year was consciously used as the last part of the preparation phase.
Three training periods of two weeks each are included during the racing season. During these weeks he trains as during the pre-Christmas phase.
Not so different from Cross-Country skiing
– Do you see a big difference in the way skiers and bikers train?
– If you read about how strong long-distance Cross-Country skiers train (for example Vasaloppet and Marchialonga winner Anders Aukland), it seems that we have much in common.