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You had to once again learn how to walk

It was the damnedest thing. Hardly Maja had dared Neuenschwander after the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, the step to the professional runner, was nothing more. At the age of 36, it had been a later, but an understandable step. Encouraged, they had the outstanding achievements by 2015, when they won in Vienna in their first big Marathon , and later in Berlin as Sixth in 2:26:49 hours Franziska Rochat-Moser of the Swiss record had improved. Profitum would mean more time for everything, for Training, Regeneration, the private life, in short, the optimization of all the circumstances.

The bitter balance sheet: Since then, from Berne, has completed a Marathon. Even more so, in the last summer of your prescribed their coach, Beat Aeschbacher, and the former 800-m record holder, Sandra Gasser, a forced - and thus running break. 2017 Neuenschwander had dropped out of the race in London, with back complaints and that in Berlin, as the aching Hamstring muscle fiber tear had extended.

In the spring of 2018, but then a ray of light: she ran a personal best in the half marathon – at last, it went up. But this was a fallacy. Only a few weeks later, they had to cancel the run-in of the Swiss women's run in Bern. The new Problem, she confessed, and their carers, in June in preparation for the EC in Kenya: fatigue fracture. For Aeschbacher, the time had come to stop the athlete, which can only be reluctant to brakes.

"Running is my passion,
run means to me – if not everything, almost everything."

Neuenschwander says today: "It was a new experience for me, the patience to Heal, and absolute Regeneration." She felt, as quickly from the old Fitness much has been lost, and she realized that she had to go new ways, if you wanted to reach your final goal: to finish in the Minimum for one more race in a respectable time.

As the Trio set out to find out what could have led to the violation of series, it ended up in the so-called running economy, which had developed with the athlete in the past two years, and in the case of the week sizes up to 230 kilometres in an unfavorable direction. Neuenschwander says simply: "I ran without power in the step, and with alternate movements, I cramped so quickly." She was thinking, and had now, as she was a professional runner, plenty of time, with unsatisfactory training, to deal, to do a little studying, why is everything easier to was gone, as she had worked half a day.

A "positive Stress"

For Neuenschwander broke with the forced break in the summer of 2018 a difficult time. "Running is my passion, run to me – if not everything, almost everything. It makes me happy, gives me Power. I can't run, is not the quality of life of the same."

among the new Ways, the wanted, you had to go and go, that you could re-do. In a time in which many things are turned to the own career, it was the Swiss Olympic team for the professional and career consultant. To work "in addition to the Sport, is a positive Stress that seems to me to agree with. Maybe I was requested before, just mentally a little", she suspects.

As to run in the autumn re-start was allowed, and was much different. Neuenschwander calls it "the beginning of the marathon to Marathon." She had to forget old patterns of movement, in which, for example, with the feet not more abrollte, but the feet are just flat put on; you should have time and power to pull moderately, no comparisons with earlier, "what was the most Difficult"; and differences in the forms of training should create new stimuli – less kilometers per week, more shorter, marathon-specific units. Neuenschwander says: "I had to program the head, or the program of the last years override."

It was nothing less than re-run to learn.

time of the two rock

The automatic and improved movement, you had to develop after the forced pause minutely every foot is focused in front of the other. "Until I could talk again of the race, passed a month", says new squads. It is the time of duration was doubting, because the past did not extrude easily: do I Get back to where I was?

The willingness, self-confidence and awareness for the Marathon are only for two weeks. You've already guessed early on that this will be so, says the athlete. Especially since your missing a real location. The half-marathon in The Hague, you had best want to ride, had to be cancelled due to stormy winds. So it is now virtually a cold start in Vienna, where the head may want more than the body can make Neuenschwander says, almost defiantly: "For me, my career is not finished yet."

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 05.04.2019, 22:37 PM

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