I am exactly one month before the start of the world cup series in speed climbing. I’m finishing phase of the toughest workouts, already thinking about the first starts. The winter time I worked very well, rebuilding muscle mass in the injured leg, so that I could return to normal training.
Preparation for the Speed Competition Season - Edyta Ropek
In fact, preparations for this season I began in October 2013, after a short break after the last event in Chinese Wuijang. For the first two months I focused on general training, mainly running and exercising at the gym, so I built a base for harder trainings. In January I’ve started climbing, focusing mainly on bouldering, that in a very large degree translates in to building strength, power, dynamism which are needed in speed climbing. During this period the number of training days increased, in addition to climbing, still I trained at the gym and outdoor running. Practically till today I train six days a week, with one day of rest.
In February I began trainings on the speed record wall, for now in each workout I already regularly run at between 8,80 – 9,20 seconds which, considering my injury, is a very nice result.
And not started yet proper training of speed indeed...