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Tips from our ambassadors

Our ambassadors introduce themselves and reveal valuable tips and tricks.

Adrian S. Rossi

Born: 1983 | 8 Swissalpine-participations | @road_2_tri

Why are you an ambassador for the Swissalpine?

For three years now, I have been supporting Swissalpine in the background with advice and assistance. I am thrilled to be able to express my enthusiasm for Swissalpine as an ambassador, and I am looking forward to the many exciting encounters with the Swissalpine community, be it online in social media or of course on-site at Swissalpine.

This year, I have a new big challenge: The Ironman 70.3 in Rapperswil in June 2020. So, my Instagram name «road_2_tri» says it all: I’m on my way from a runner to a triathlete. The Swissalpine is also already on the agenda, and I definitely won’t miss the new K68 route! However, since I am planning my training around the triathlon, I will probably not be as fast as I am on the Swissalpine, but the anticipation is already huge!

Lena Steuri

Born: 1986 | 3 Swissalpine-participations | from Herisau | @trailrunninglena 

Why are you an ambassador for the Swissalpine?

The Swissalpine is one of the most spectacular runs in which I took part in my young running career. The idyllic valleys and the beautiful views from the passes to the Graubünden mountains astonish me every year. But it's not just the mountain panorama that makes the Swissalpine unique! The sporting challenge due to the height profile of the run and the varied running surfaces - hiking trails across cow pastures and mountain streams, root paths in larch and fir forests, to very rocky and sometimes snow-covered terrain on the mountain trails - make the Swissalpine a unique running event. For me, the love of nature and the variety of "running up and down" are the reason why I do trail running as a recreational athlete. In addition to all this, I am also very emotionally connected to Davos, as I have already spent several ski holidays in the snow-covered Landwassertal and will continue to do so. Planning the competition is not easy for me because there are other beautiful mountain running events. However, it is clear to me that the Swissalpine should not be missing in my running planning, and the other runs must be planned around it. I am already looking forward to Swissalpine 2020 and have set myself a podium finish. Heya Davos!

Fabiana Wieser

Born: 1996 | from Sent | @fabiana_wieser

Why are you an ambassador for the Swissalpine?

As a cross-country skier, my daily training is very diverse, and I have the privilege of being able to train in multiple disciplines. An essential and significant part of this is running practice. I have always liked running, and I love doing it. In summer I take part in various competitions and use this as excellent training. Whether on level road, on the track, or in the mountains, you can run anytime and anywhere. Since I’ve been more of a street runner so far and flat terrain is my strength, I see the Swissalpine as a new challenge for the coming summer. It appeals to me to get to know the technical aspects of trail running and to be able to tackle them after the winter season. I am very excited about it!

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Tips and tricks from our ambassadors

What makes trail running so special?

Adrian: At the Swissalpine you will find a good mix of mountain running and trail routes. I feel really in my element when I can run long stretches of breathtaking trails. In a zigzag over gravel sections, running through small dips with momentum and taking it straight to the next slope – you can almost say that I become one with the trail. When you have this feeling in your legs, you will notice that you are infected with the trail-running virus. Chance of recovery? Rather low. 

What does effective training in the snow look like as preparation?

Fabiana: Basically, we can benefit a lot from the snow. The unstable surface means that our ankles have to work harder. I also call it natural foot exercises. Depending on the snow situation, running can be quite tough but offers optimal training, which I often use myself. Go out in the snow flurry, just start running and feel free – this triggers some good childhood memories right away. 
Cross-country skiing training is also very effective: there are hardly any components that are not required for cross-country skiing. It takes technology, endurance, strength, and coordination, which are all of great importance in running, too. It is not for nothing that some professional athletes use cross-country skiing as a balancing sport for their training.

How do I achieve a long-term, big goal?

Fabiana: I have set myself a realistic long-term goal. Based on this goal, I have built up a structure with training, studies, and work. With long-term goals, it’s crucial to have a plan. Of course, sometimes it can sound strange to speak of a goal that is several years away. But it can also give you security and ease. Because what role do little things play if you are basically working towards a big goal? In summary, for me, this includes faith, determination, long-term thinking, a good plan, a strong will, and a lot of perseverance.

What are your last-minute preparations before a competition?

Adrian: Nutritionally, my competition preparation begins about one week before the event, first with increased fluid intake for optimal hydration of the body, and one or two days before day X by filling up the carbohydrate stores. The day before the competition, I get my clothes and equipment ready – taking a look at the weather app is important here. It’s not that easy at Swissalpine, because in Davos, the mornings are chilly even in summer and temperatures rarely hit 30 degrees Celsius on the Sertig Pass. However, you should know whether you have to prepare for rain, snow, or blazing sunshine. A little shivering before the start is allowed – there will be enough opportunity to sweat later.

Under ideal circumstances, you can get enough sleep before the competition, but sometimes nervousness throws a spanner in the works. Do not let this upset you; nerves are part of it, and give you the necessary tension in the body, thus helping you on your run. At the same time, it is also vital for me to find the necessary calm. I avoid the overcrowded breakfast buffet in the hotel before the competition and only head to the starting area at the last minute. Others, however, like the tense atmosphere there. Find out what you like best and listen to your body: nothing stands in the way of an unforgettable Swissalpine experience!

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Do you have a tip for tired runners?

Adrian: If runners come along nonchalantly, I need my most important “survival strategy”: I know that everyone has heavy legs, I’m not the only one, we’re all in the same boat. So, if you hit a bad patch, talk to another runner, ask if they want to run the next few kilometres together and enjoy the company. You will see that the pain evaporates, your legs become lighter, and you can recharge your batteries.

It is also helpful to “distribute” friends and family along the route. There is no better motivation than knowing that your children are waiting for you at the feed stations or that your best friend has hiked to the Sertig Pass just to give you a quick hug up there. Strategically distributing friends also helps to divide the running route into smaller segments. 

What are your tips for new runners?

Adrian: Tip #1: Choose a route that corresponds to your training level. If you have lost a bet and now have to run the K68, of course you can, but you don’t have to.

Tip #2: When choosing the route, pay attention not only to the distance but also to the altitude difference (rule of thumb: +100 m altitude corresponds to +1 kilometre).

Tip #3:Do not be distracted and influenced by your surroundings; do your thing precisely as you did in training.

Tip #4: Start slowly, try to find your pace as quickly as possible, stay out of the scramble, and try to consistently stick to your rhythm.

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Contract data, which may also include personal data, will be kept by us until the expiry of the statutory retention period of 10 years. Data retention obligations arise, among other things, from accounting regulations and tax regulations as well as the obligation to retain electronic communications. As far as we no longer need this data to carry out the services for you, the data will be blocked. This means that the data may then only be used for accounting purposes and tax purposes.

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Final Provisions

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This page was last changed on Nov 25, 2019. If you have questions or comments about our legal information or privacy policy, please contact us at info@swissalpine.ch.