After tackling her goals to compete in ski halfpipe at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and finishing in an impressive fifth-place for New Zealand, Janina is now back on the Freeride World Tour (FWT) for 2015 and is once again hungry for big lines and steep descents. Though not one to shy away from a challenge, Janina will satisfy her big mountain desires on the FWT whilst continuing to compete in the major halfpipe events of the season.
EVENT DATE / 29 NOV 2014
“Frustrated, gutted, severely dehydrated, in shivering fits and totally spent…”
TNF athlete Andrew Lee took on the La Sportiva Alpine Challenge in Alpine National Park, in north eastern Victoria. The event takes place in tough and exposed high country as runners push to the summit of Mount Bogong (1986 meters) over the 100km course that includes four major climbs. With a good build-up of 38 – 42km runs containing adequate ascents and descents, hill reps, tempo and fartlek runs, and a training run over the Mount Solitary ultramarathon course, Andy balanced his prep for the race with work and family commitments. Despite the training, Andy hadn’t run 50km+ since the Yurrebilla Ultramarathon at the end of September, so his plans were to run easy early on, re-fuel on a regular basis and concentrate. Andy Lee recounts the race, start to – finish.
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