I am a young athlete from Zurich’s backcountry. Ever since I can remember, I have been on the move with map and compass in forests and in cities and lived the life of a young orienteer with very big goals. But a few successes were soon joined by injuries and breaks due to illness, which led me to the decision and the realisation in 2020 to hang up the dream of being a top orienteer.
Since I have also dedicated myself to ski-orienteering for ten years and it has always suffered somewhat under my orienteering dreams, I would now like to take this opportunity and put all my energy into ski-orienteering. I have my sights set on the selection for the national team and also on participation in international events. At the moment, however, the focus is 100% on training. How do I focus my training for ski-orienteering? Where do I have to start and how? What does summer training look like? What can I achieve? I am curious to see how this will develop and whether I will enjoy it as much as training for my orienteering goals.
As a 20-year-old, doing sports and nothing else doesn't really work, so I'm studying physiotherapy full-time at the ZHAW in Winterthur. Here I can combine my studies and my interest in movement quite well and I am also quite challenged in terms of time management.