Winter is just around the corner and with it finally the new season, which I’m looking forward to for a long time!
In the spring I have completely reorganized my training concept and further focused on my physical condition. I worked with some specialists on the process and have been able to make a more pain-free preparation in this area, as in the last two years. However, with a fractured toe and strained ligaments in my ankle, there were a few other aches and pains that didn’t necessarily make the summer preparation go completely smoothly.
Currently I feel quite good, but I just have to see how the next few weeks will develop athletically and physically. There is a complete lack of comparison with other nations in the summer.
In addition to the sporting preparations, for example the Austrian Championships, there were also numerous media appointments on the agenda in the last few weeks. And the unveiling of my wax figure at Madame Tussauds was a very special story. At the Austrian Championships it was once again great to feel the atmosphere of competition and I was quite satisfied with a 4th and a 3rd place.
And now it’s finally time for the World Cup to really start. I am really looking forward to the first competitions in Nizhny Tagil – even though it is always a long journey to Russia. There are many highlights on the program this season: Four Hills Tournament, Olympic Games, Ski Flying World Championships and of course some competitions at home. Hopefully a few fans will be able to join us on site again, because I already miss the great atmosphere.
I am fully motivated and ready for the new season. I hope you will continue to keep your fingers crossed for me and be there in front of the TV.