What other competitions are you preparing for now?
I just participated at the European Championships in Berlin, then I will hopefully compete in Birmingham Diamond League and the final of these competitions in Zurich.
How is your training with your new coach Andreas Tsonis, who is an ex pole vaulter himself, going?
I’m excited with the training and have a lot of fun. It’s like I discover pole vaulting all over from the start. We do a lot of new, for me, exercises and I get into the known of pole vaulting deeper and deeper every day. To learn or to change your technique, especially in a very complex discipline like the pole vault, you need to be patient in order to give time to yourself to adapt to new movements and understand the synchronization needed to perform at your best. I’m a good student and I learn fast.
How do you relax after a hectic training session?
One of the secrets to be a better athlete and maximize sports performance is to find the best way to recover faster from a heavy workout. I take care of this in several ways.
The first thing what I do is a proper cool down after I finish my last exercise. I do this by doing a light jogging for few minutes and a 10 minute easy stretching routine. In addition, twice a week I do an ice bath and I wear my favorite air compression boots, while two more times a week my physiotherapist will give me a full body massage. Last but not least I never skip to drink my recovery supplement shake, especially prepared for my needs and according my training routine. But the ultimate best relaxing therapy is to hug and play with my baby girl and for me nothing compares to this!!!
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