BRIEFÂ UPDATE ON THE CENTRAL CROSS COUNTRY SKIING REGIONAL ELITE CAMP AT CRESTHILL RESORT, HAYWARD, WI
JULY 3-10, 2004
July 9-Â FROM THE COACHES:
Some vacationers have considered the unseasonably cool weather here in the Northwoods to be less than optimal, but the weather has been excellent for training.Â Our focus on Monday was strength.Â The morning session included an easy run on the Birkie trail with explosive ski-specific lower body strength on one of the infamous hills near OO.Â The afternoon session included a core strength regimen that was compiled from the input of all athletes and coaches.Â
The athletes did a 5-kilometer classic time trial at OO on Tuesday morning, while the afternoon session was less rigorous.Â A sizable portion of the participants departed after the time trial.Â
Those that remained took a scenic hour and a half paddle on four of the seven lakes on the Tiger Cat Chain of Lakes in the afternoon and then immediately departed from our kayak and finished with an easy one-hour trail run on logging roads, mountain bike trails and the Birkie trail.