This morning we did one of our "go to" summer workouts at Ball Mtn Dam. Everyone skied 3-4x 4km L3. We try to improve our base fitness during the summer by training solid volume and improving our speed at L3.
We started with a 5 km warm up and some technique work, then got into the workout.
Tegan is working on getting in a higher, forward position.
We had 4 coaches and 8 athletes this morning so everyone got some private help and video.
Russell is back from his bike across America.
Riz nears the finish of interval #3. Everyone did a good job of pacing (most got faster each interval) and working on keys for improvement.
This afternoon, we have foot agility and strength.
We finished up Jr Camp with a fun run/hike this morning out to Stratton Pond and then over the mountain and back to school.
We had 3 groups; one ran from school....
..the second roller skied (bum knees) in Manchester...
..and the thrid started on top of North Brookwood.
Other than the starting point, everyone did the same basic loop.
As we gained elevation, we went into a cloud..but it wasn't wet...just cool.
The only bummer was that we were not able to get the views on top of the fire tower.
Everyone got in a solid 2.5-3 hours workout and returned for lunch and the camp wrap up meeeting and t-shirt distribution.
Our T2 team was on hand to sign the camp t's. Hopefully when they are kicking butt this winter, the campers will have a close connection.
Most of the group poses for an end of camp picture.
Thanks to all of the coaches, the T2 team and the Canadian team for helping at camp. AND..thanks to all of the campers for coming and working hard!