HEAD – What your limit

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So what is my limit? Apparently I found it regarding keeping this site up… after a whole year not doing anything. BUT when it comes to what is happening to the skiing part, there are a few news I would like to share.
After a good 9 year period with Rossignol, I’ve decided to try something else. I’m happy to say I will be continuing with HEAD from here on out. That was a tough choice, but at the same time a choice I believe is the right one to take. Changing from a brand to another isn’t something I take lightly, cause its not as easy as changing clothes. It takes time to get used to and its doubles the amount of work to put in to get the answers from the gear that you are looking for. Having said that, I truly believe this is gonna help my skiing in the direction I wanna go.

I wanna thank Rossignol for all the help and support they have provided, but now I’m ready to try something new. I’ve heard change is good and right now its what I need.
By joining HEAD, I’m joining an already extreamly good stable of world class skiers.

You can also read about what HEAD thinks by clicking on the photo below:
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One another note I’m also happy that I will continue with both Snowlife (gloves) and Komperdell (poles).

 

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That’s a wrap!

I’m currently writing this from home. This season ended way earlier for me then I would like. In Bansko, Bulgaria in the SC race I straddled in the slalom and twisted my ankle. That resulted in a high ankle strain and a torn ligament. Not a huge injury, but big enough to set me out the rest of the season…which blows… I am however glad it happened this late in the season cause I don’t miss a lot of races, but that doesn’t mean I’m any more happy about it. It is what it is, and there isn’t anything to do about it now. I can look at it this way; I get a head start on my new season already! 🙂
It’s crazy how many people have been out with injury this season…that, or I’m more aware of it this time, watching from the sideline too now. I don’t really mean to dwell on the past, its just a different perspective. Anyhow, I look back on my season with a smile! I’ve taken another step closer to a podium this year then the years before. I’ve managed to reach so many of my goals, but still there are some I would have to give another year to reach! What I do got is time – and plenty of it. I’m on a good way to to a great career and I’m already now looking forward to kicking out of the gate in Sölden!

Thanks everyone who supported and followed me throughout the season. Thank you for your ‘Good luck’s!’, the ‘I believe in you’s’, the ‘I’m sorry it didn’t work out this time’s’  and the ‘Congratulations’! 🙂
I’m very appreciative and grateful for doing what I do, even in the ups and downs.
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Wakeboarding after a M32 catamaran

As my heading applies I got this amazing opportunity from Panasonic, who I had a cooperation with under the Olympics, to actually wakeboard after a catamaran. And let me tell you…it was just as awesome as it sounds. I never thought that a “sailboat” had the acceleration and speed to drag me out of the water in the first place, man was I wrong! It’s insane the amount of speed they get and it was easy getting enough speed to stand.
Instead of me bragging about how cool this was…HUGE thanx to Team Rahm Racing who helped me out!

Check out the video Panasonic made:

Lake Garda – boot camp – pushing the limits

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So… we recently came home from Riva del Garda after a week of bloody hard work. It was supposed to be a low intensity camp, they said. It was supposed to be fun, they said. They were wrong.

No, I’m tiny bit over dramatic like usual, but about the low intensity part I wasn’t joking. Our coaches called it a boot camp to really get a kick start to our dryland training. We had 19 sessions in 5 days, that means an average of 3,8 sessions a day. Anybody who can do math know that’s quite a lot. This camp was all about pushing the limits for how much you can do, how much you can push yourself to your limit and figuring out where those limits are. Its more of a mental game than a physical one. Our coaches planed it to be as stressful as it could be, with barely enough time to eat and not much time to recover between each session. Our days were varied, but they all started with getting up at 5.30 AM for the morning jog, before breakfast. Then it continued with hiking or/and running like crazy people through town before the sun had shown its face to solve puzzles and quests. Biking….and A LOT of it…I still can’t feel my ass and I’m quite sure I’m not the only one saying that. We biked around the whole lake, had strength sessions, hill intervals, windsurfing, etc, and it all ended with a triathlon. Not a full one off course, then we would for sure have died, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t die just a little bit. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been that tired. No matter how much training and exercise they threw at us, we only came out the other side stronger… There is a reason they have a saying: – What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger…literally and metaphorically.

As top athletes you are in a very fortunate position… All you do and practically every choice you have to take are in regards of trying to be the best you can be. Competing with the best in the world, makes only the best good enough. Super selfish, I know, and especially when you do an individual sport too. Its not everyone who can go to work and try to get fitter, stronger and only do stuff that makes YOU better. Doesn’t mean its easy though; there are no excuses, no one to blame but yourself. Then again, you get the satisfaction and reward when you stand at the top of the podium, thinking back to moments when you pushed yourself harder than you thought was possible.

Now awaits a week of training and physical testing. If you asked me a week ago, I would say I was dreading those tests cause they are tough! After that week in Garda and when I’m feeling tired, I’m more like…”When is the next session?”

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I stole some photos from our Norwegian Alpine Ski Team (Ladies) Facebook page as well:
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