Dossier: Running coaching

Shopping with a European champion

Viktor Röthlin, European marathon champion, visited an Ochsner Sport branch with the Sanitas running coaching participants Nicole Abgottspon and Christoph Banik to kit them out with the right equipment.

Using his experience and state-of-the-art analysis tools, Viktor soon found the right shoes and sportswear for the two budding runners. Here’s what Nicole and Christoph went away with:

  • 2 pairs of running shoes
  • 3 pairs of running socks
  • 1 pair of running shorts/leggings
  • 1 functional shirt
  • 1 blackroll
  • 1 gym mat
  • 1 voucher for autumn and winter sportswear

“It was a bit like Christmas in summer, but shopping at Ochsner Sport was just what we needed after the first exhausting day of training,” agreed Nicole and Christoph afterwards.

Viktor Röthlin,
European marathon champion and fitness expert

“My goal is to ensure that Nicole and Christoph make it over the finish line of the Zürcher Silvesterlauf. But I also want the coaching to encourage them to get more exercise in their daily routine.”

Viktor Röthlin on goals

“It’s vital for novices to have a clear training goal. Nicole and Christoph’s goal is to complete the 8.55 km run in the 2018 Zürcher Silvesterlauf. In the meantime, I’ll set them lots of interim goals to keep them motivated.”