Sprint World Cup leader Tor Arne Hetland of Norway is putting is some good training during the World Cup break, but is also making sure that he is getting needed rest and recovery.
Hetland is spending the holiday break at his wife’s parent’s house in Meraker.
– We have been here the last several years. The skiing is very good at the moment and the training is great. I have nothing to complain about, says the 30-year old.
Christmas is not only synonymous with vacation for World Cup skiers. The season has barely started and World Cup resumes the second week of January and the Obertsdorf Worlds is in February. Good training is therefore important in this period.
– I’m going to train well. It might not be two workouts every day, but at least one solid daily session. I might take one day off as well. It’s important to recharge the batteries, says Hetland. He had no particular items on his â€œwish listâ€ when asked about what he wanted for Christmas.
— I enjoy (most) the type of presents I don’t expect, like music, movies and clothes. It’s good to get a chance to back off a little from racing, relax and too spend time with the closest family. Christmas is a nice time, says Hetland.