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Wanders must be in the head fitter

he Flies streets of Geneva, he wins the Escalade with a track record, and for the third Time in a row, like last Sunday, then this is the Julien Wanders , which is still a lot of Big trusted. He commits more than 5000 m a tactical error, or about twice the distance as at the world Cup in Doha, is the of the Swiss medium - and long-runners, the doubt course. And the doubt is, as soon as he denies a railway competition.

Wanders has a season with two sides, which could not be more different. The a with personal best times in the 800, 1500, 3000, 5000 and 10 000 m in 27:17 minutes with a high-quality Swiss record, and European record in the half marathon (59:13). The other with disappointing, even devastating performances at world class Zurich and at the world Cup.

victory and track record: Julien Wanders past Sunday at the Escalade in his hometown of Geneva. (Image: Martial Trezzini/Keystone)

promotional recordings and Tests

For the 23-year-old Geneva has already started the Olympic season. Although he wants to on Sunday in Lisbon at the Cross-EM the year with a medal to crown. He has used the beginning of the week, in addition to promotional shots for sponsors for medical Tests as he does the end of the year, always. How have changes in the force values? What Exercises are needed to specific muscle groups to train?

Marco hunter, his Trainer, says, there are little things that need to be adjusted to be. But it is, ultimately, what Wanders trying, since he lives in Iten in the highlands of Kenya: to use The two worlds in which he moves. Run like the Kenyans, (power) to train, feed and care like the Europeans.

"He's playing a game of your own. In the process, he consumed too much energy, which he lacked at the world Cup."Marco hunter, Trainer

On Wanders’ Fitness has been questioned since time immemorial, no one. On his mental skills, however. Hunter says, the time after the holidays of the runner you would have used for a deeper analysis of this area. And they came to some interesting conclusions: The season has cost Wanders mentally to a lot of energy, to be more precise: It is wasteful to deal with this energy. "He has played at the Swiss Championships, for example, four races – the 800 and the 1500 Meter speed test stated. For him it was but in the end, no more Tests, but real competitions. And because he won it, kept him busy the two days," says hunter. "Doubts were raised in the process were necessary."

"not He runs too much"

Generally speaking, Wanders trouble, a weakness to admit I have. He was sick when he returned from the world-class Zurich to Kenya for the direct world Cup preparations back. The coach, he told of a cold, but in truth he fever, had his training completed, but anyway. "He plays to himself a little. In the process, he consumed too much energy, which he lacked at the world Cup," says hunter. And not only lacked energy. "The joy, he was happy now, in Geneva, much more on the race, and was more nervous than at that time."

Against an accusation that he has heard several times, fighting back the coach vehemently: Wanders too much over. "He is not running to much. To be tactically better, he needs a race in which he can learn," says hunter. There are too many races, not only when it make the Athlete more relaxed to you approach.

recordings from the run-of-training Wanders' from Kenya. (Video: Instagram)

He has. therefore, a clear requirement of the athletes "I want to see in the mental area of new Inputs. He needs to be more active." Hunter says that Wanders learns, for example, to distinguish the importance of individual races, he should learn that not all training courses run optimally, but it is not equal to the target in question is made. In a nutshell, he says: "He must be more Mature."

On Sunday, Wanders is one of two favourites to the Medal – if a 10.2-km route in the Bela Vista Park remains a dry, hard, and fast. Among his opponents, it has big names such as those of the defending champion Filip Inge brigtsen (NOR) or Yemaneberhan Crippa (ITA). But in Geneva, he even won against the Fastest of the year over 5000 m, Telahun Haile Bekele (ETH), superior. His self-confidence is so considerable, and the tactics, no new: Front fly away, also in Lisbon.

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Created: 06.12.2019, 13:24 PM

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