Favorite destination in the world?
In the mountains.
Anything with avocado.
How often do you excercise?
It varies a lot over the year, from just a few days a week to every day. Depends on work-life balance and the season.
What kind of training do you do?
I run, hike, ski-mountaineer and do some Nordic skiing. During the winter I do strength work and yoga.
How do you do training in the dark season? Any tips?
Use a good headlamp! It makes such a difference. Especially on technical terrain where you need to “plan” your foot strike.
Your best energy during training sessions?
Beautiful views and a nice organic wholefood enegy bar.
Your favorite workout?
Running in the mountains.
How do you charge/load before a competition (food, rest, mentally, etc.)?
I rest a bit from training to feel fresh and just try to enjoy the extra time you get when tapering. If I get nervous I remind myself that the race is already
done in training months before we actually toe the line.
What should you think of/consider if you want to start ultra running/trail running/sky running?
Nothing, you should just go out there and do it! It’s not rocket science, its just running in nature.
What are your best running tips?
Run hills. All the time.
What do you think the best/most fun competitions are for amateurs?
Depends on what you want, a huge personal challenge or a fun day with friends. I would go for a combination of both, some epic stuff like a big
international race and then some nice small races in your community.