Champion de France 2009
Alors ça, c'est une véritable bonne surprise.
Ayant sérré beaucoup
plus de ponceuses, disqueuses et autres machines de bricolage...que des
prises ces derniers temps, je suis heureux de constater que la grimpe
qualitative (relâchement et rési spécifique) sur laquelle j'ai orienté
mes temps de grimpe a payé.
Je pense aussi que le fait d'avoir abordé cette compétition avec un maximum de détachement et de plaisir a beaucoup joué dans la balance...
News - Premier UK bouldering venue perfect for power endurance training.
Which is a relief as getting outside has been tough this year with constant rain from June onwards. Any route fitness I’d gained drained away even faster than my enthusiasm. The news of a training venue for route climbers comes as a bitter blow for the boulderers who have enjoyed pure power problems for a while and don’t see the point in getting pumped.
Link - ups: do they count for much?
Not really, but does anything in our sport really make sense? We look for the hardest way up the wall, then try and find the easiest way up it! Link-ups are fun for training, though often make two OK routes into one really good one.
Wet or What!
Weak go home
Reaching the new 'super crag' above the Spanish town of Oliana the first thing you see is a huge tufa, like a fat drainpipe of poured grey concrete stretching down from the summit. Automatically you see the weakness, finding the link between the ground and the top. You want to get up this cliff and this is the way!
On the way to the World Championships
Next week I'm heading to Hungary for a training camp. The goal is clear: getting familiar with the terrain where the World Championship 2009 will take place!
I'm really looking forward to it as it is always exciting to get to know new terrains. This week will be special for me in another way: as I was injured the last weeks it will be the first time I will be allowed to run again... I'm really looking forward to feel my legs running again and I hope that everything will be alright.