Czech skiers took part in German performance tests that were organized last weekend in Oberhof. Lukas Bauer showed decent summer shape as he went for victory in 15 km roller skiing competition. Also on the ladies' side Czech skiers left a mark as Eva Vrabcova-Nyvltova finished third in the cross running competition over 5 km.
"The race was good for me even though I did not feel good during the warm up," Lukas Bauer said to www.czech-ski.com. Bauer took part in the competition after two days of hard training days. All the participants skied on the same roller skis, which they selected by a draw and thus the conditions could not be fairer.
Czech head coach Miroslav Petrasek was satisfied with results of his athletes. "Jaks and Razym did well. Ondrej Horyna had a decent cross running competition. We are in the middle of the training period and have just started with speed sessions," the coach explained. The Czech he spent ten days in Oberhof.
The Czech ace Lukas Bauer has been struggling with heel injury since the World Cup in Nove Mesto and sit out Sunday's cross running competition. " The heel is not 100% ready yet. Physically it would not have been a problem but I have been struggling in the terrain as the ligaments and tendons aren't that strong," Bauer explained.
The best Czech Cross-Country skier is not afraid the injury could jeopardize the coming World Championships season. "I do not see a problem for the coming season. I am at the similar point of the preparation as in the previous years. I had to only restructure the program," Bauer revealed.
Lukas Bauer is about finish with the fast training unit blogs and will continue with easier workouts. As before he kicked off the preparation on a MTB, continued on roller skis and with easy running. The spring/summer training period unusually featured six days of skiing on the Dachstein glacier in June. "I have not been running that much but I am not behind. As last year I have been training with the Czech team and with Janko Neuber's training group," he concluded.
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