By Tomasz Adamek
The first week of training in the Poconos is already behind me. Our training base is in the Fernwood Hotel, which allows us to have a multi-faceted training camp. A full size ring, a swimming pool, a gym and a sauna have allowed us to have a comfortable setting for training. It's in a beautiful mountanous area slightly covered with snow. I try to run 10 kilometers in the hills every day with my special Zigtech Reebok shoes. We are staying with trainer Roger [Bloodworth] with a two room suite with a kitchen. We cook delicious meals of fish and vegetables and we also go to various restaurants when we do not feel like cooking.
We were with friends who visited us in the Poconos and we got sushi. It was the trainer's birthday. Roger Bloodworth doesn't like to celebrate birthdays but our surprise birthday cake and warm wishes took him by a pleasant surprise. The internet is our only window into the world. Next week I will begin weight training with Tyler Woodman which will be even harder. But I will not be pulling my trainer on a sleigh as [Vitali] Klitschko did in the Alps. I saw a photo on Bokser.org where a smiling Fritz Sdunek was sitting on a sled and had Klitschko as his horse pulling him. I will be burning calories in the pool and the gym where I have excersises made up by Tyler.
I have a feeling that I will lose weight and I will look like a thin Mariusz Wach. I didn't go to his fight because that would have been a big trip and he promised that he will only fight his opponent for 6-9 minutes. He won his fight and at the same time he made his first steps with his trainer from the United States. There is a lot of hard work ahead of him before he starts to climb to the top of the rankings but if he trains hard he may surprise a lot of critics.