Will Antti Tuisku succeed as a skier? Direct assessment from Kari-Pekka Kyrö
Former skiing head coach Kari-Pekka Kyrö welcomes the artist to the starting line.
TUISKU said in his announcement about his plans to train 700 hours a year. What kind of amount is this for a 39-year-old active fitness enthusiast aiming to become a competitive skier?
– I think it’s a matter of taste whether it’s 500, 600 or 700 hours, depending on what you do. But if it’s about running, I’ll say it straight up, it’s too much. There is a risk of stress injury and overtraining, Kyrö answers.
If there is other imitation training in skiing, for example summer skiing and cycling or rowing and kayaking, then the training times can be much longer and the risks are lower.
THE FORMER pop star ran the first marathon of his life in December. The final time at the Málaga marathon was a handsome 3.15.42 for the active fitness athlete.
According to Kyrö, a result of 3,500–3,600 meters in Cooper’s test would be a good starting level for the skiing project of Tuisku, who has a background in running.
– That 3,600 in Cooper would create such a maximum endurance base, with which you can really aim to win Eetu Isometsä . It’s not easy, but it’s possible.
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HOW hard of a trick is it if Tuisku can sneak up to the middle of the leaderboard or into the top 100 with roughly the same number of participants?
KYRÖ considers this group of young men who ski regularly in competitions to be the elite of Finnish endurance sports.