FIS Cross Country had an exclusive oportunity to quickly talk to Petter Northug jr. about his spring, hw he relaxed, trained and what are his plans for summer.
FIS Cross-Country: Petter, how did you enjoy time after the end of the season? How did you relax?
Petter Northug jr.: I was on a trip to the Riviera in late April and had about 14 days almost without training between Skarverennet and May 10th.
FIS Cross-Country: How has been your training since the end of the season?
Petter Northug jr.: I was ill and therefore I took part only one day of the May in our team's training camp. It was much better in June. I was training with the tam for 2 weeks. The rest of the time I was mainly exercising my workouts at home in Mosvik, then in Meråker and Trondheim.
FIS Cross-Country: What is your general composition of your training?
Petter Northug jr.: I basically train 25% running, 10% cycling and 5 % strength training. The rest I split about 50/50 between rollerskiing and skiing.
FIS Cross-Country: What about biking? Do you include it in your workouts as well?
Petter Northug jr.: I use biking for recovery and to get a change only. Most of the time I focus on running.
FIS Cross-Country: Will you take part in any rollerski races in summer?
Petter Northug jr.: Yes, I will. I will take part in some races in Sandnes and Aure.
FIS Cross-Country: Are there any special events during summer for you?
Petter Northug jr.: I will train in Meråker and take part in a summer skischool as an instructor. I plan to race Tour de Trøndelag. Alexander Legkov, Anders Sødergren and Jaak Mae will be there as well. Then I am going to carry out a three-week training on my own. I also plan a short trip to USA. From August on the regular training camps will carry on and we will go for our first high altitude training in late August/early September to northern Italy.