Swedish World Cup star Anders Sodergren won a national level cross country running race on October 3, and has not lost an individual race of any type since the Swedish cross country ski championship in March.
Sodergren tells Swedish Skidsport.com that his summer training went very well.
He has felt good since March and won every individual race he has participated in this summer and won the last running DM running race in dominating fashion.
He was planning on backing off for a few days after the running race following five very hard training weeks.
– I had no problems pushing hard today, and it’s great to feel that your body is responding well and recovers fast when you rest, says Sodergren.
His summer was without sickness or injuries. He can feel that.
– You make (more) progress and becomes stronger when you can train without problems for long periods.
Anders won the international duathlon in Estonia in August after beating team-mate Mathias Fredriksson in the sprint. He also believes that he has improved his double poling this summer. I’m able to â€œhang onâ€ better in the double pole interval sessions than in the past when we are at national team camps.
Sodergren and the rest of the national team left for Switzerland and a 10-day on-snow training camp in Le Diablerets on October 4.
-I’m looking forward to that camp. We usually have nice weather and sometimes new fallen snow when we are there, says Anders who are looking forward to the season-premiere in Bruksvallarne in the middle of November after that. Anders is riding a nice wave of victories in running, rollerskiing and skiing since March.Â
Can you keep that up throughout the winter?
— I can’t promise that, but it would be nice, says Sodergren.