13 CXC Team athletes recently completed their 2 week September training camp at Cresthill Resort in Hayward, WI. The weather threw everything at them and was basically spectacular. The efforts put forth by the athletes mimicked what Mother Nature offered. Following are the weekly reports on the activities by CXC Team members Bryan Cook and Alastair Duncan:
Our team dinners cooked by the athletes at Cresthill were great fun with food from all over the globe! Homemade pizza from Italy, delicious enchiladas from MÃ©xico (made from scratch) and an awesome chicken curry from India were just some of the dishes our team put together.
Tuesday brought us back to the usual training routine of isometric strength at 7 a.m. and some skate speeds at 9 a.m. After throwing a ton of rocks on Monday we hammered our three sets of 6×30 second uphill skating sprints. We then hit up the steep hills of County Road OO for some intense specific strength. This workout is always brutal because of the steepness of the climb we use on OO. I think our coach Bryan Fish loves watching us suffer on this particular workout, but I always try to put on a tough face to not let him get the satisfaction of killing me.
Wednesday was the last day of our training camp and started off right with a filmmaking session. You will have to check out the CXC Academy to see what I am talking about. We took some time to film the strength routine we have been using. The footage will be posted at www.cxcacademy.com