The Canadian Cross Country National Team ended their three week training camp in Park City, Utah on Sunday September 28th with a high volume week.
A 7 hour long bike ride and a 6 hour hike were on the agenda for those who did the longest option on both long days.
Each individual decided how long they wanted to make these days and a few of the guys did the entire bike ride. They started in Evanston, Wyoming, went up a big 2+ hour climb to Bald MountainÂ on Mirror Lake Highway, and then back down the other side to the camp headquarters in Deer Valley/Park City, Utah. A nice (but) tough ride.
Fasterskier.com joined the team for hill-bounding/ski striding intervals w/poles near the Mountain Dell reservoir on Saturday. Two to four minute long intervals were on the agenda, at hard to very hard efforts.
Dave Wood measuring lactate on Beckie and Sara
Head Coach Dave Wood commented that everyone was healthy and looked to have enjoyed the camp.
â€œThe volume and intensity — day in and day out is an eye-opener to the young skier but that’s what it’s about.â€
â€œOur two red group skiers, Beckie Scott and Sarah Renner, have done what they came to do — high volume mixed with some high intensity — they both had a good camp.â€
During the warm-up for the intervals we mentioned to members of the women’s team that Fasterskier.com has received 10,000 e-mail requests asking/begging for a follow-up to the exceptionally successful 2001 Canadian Women’s teams Nordic Nudes Photo Calendar
â€œ10,000? — Okay, not quite, but some people have asked about it!”
â€œWell it would be hard to come up with a name that would be as good as Nordic Nudes We’ll think about itâ€
A Few more questions for Dave:
Q: You are not planning on participating at the World Cup opener at Beitostolen, Norway?
â€œOur experience has been that the trip get a little too long if we participate in all the pre- Christmas races. Other teams can go home in between races, we can’t We have to look at the entire World Cup season and make trips that are reasonably long. Some of the skiers also have a harder time with jet-lag inScandinavia due to the shorter, darker days.”
Q: Any plans to make a coaches follow up to the very successful Nordic Nudes Calendar a few years ago — like Canadian Nude Nordic Coaches?
â€œNO – I don’t think it would sell well.â€