Meet Charlotte Kalla
Charlotte Kalla has been part of ÅF for one year. Read about Charlotte and what she has in the pipeline, which is both intensive training and commitment to sport for all by donating equipment in the project #geborttillsport (give away to sport).
The competition season will start shortly – do you feel prepared?
Yes! There are a few weeks of heavy training yet to come before things really kick off. I’d like to get some more skiing practice in, that’s what I’m devoting the most time to now. In a few days’ time I’m going on a training camp on a glacier in Italy.
How will this year’s World Cup differ from the event in previous years?
I’m going to compete in more races in the World Cup season than I have done in the past. My tactic has been to train a little more during the pre-season so that I have accumulated more training hours in total in the run-up to the races.
I need to maintain a high level at all times and collect as many points as possible. That’s the key, as well as focusing on the tours. The particularly important events are in Finland and the Tour de Ski and Ski Tour Canada.
What does your training consist of?
My most intensive training period is between May and November. It’s when I do a lot of roller skiing, running and strength training. I keep my training varied, which is very good from an injuries perspective. For example, I might go for a run – usually for two to three hours – in the morning, and then train double poling in the afternoon. I have 12–14 training sessions per week and one training-free day.
What improvement areas do you have in terms of sport?
There are many different components. The most important thing to me is to have quality in my training sessions. For example, in double poling I think about technique and focus on that. I think that I should develop my skating technique more than my classic style.