We’ve had great and varied training since returning from Italy to Vermont. It is nice to settle into the daily routine, and we have a great rhythm going with the team firing on all cylinders. Below are photos from a max-speed workout we did on the sweet Bragg Hill pavement. With athletes skating, classic skiing, and running, it was a fun day of mix-and-match on the hill.
The sprint workout is a great opportunity to think about what actually makes us go fast. The athletes quickly realized that big smooth motions are the secret to success, and they cruised up the hill.
Later in the week we took advantage of a beautiful fall morning to do bounding intervals up Mad River. We could see the first snow of the year above us and the amazing colors of fall all around us. The bounding workout was a new one: instead of measuring “on” time by seconds, we counted steps. The format was a ladder: first a 10-step bound, then a 20-step bound and so on up to 100 steps. When we made it to 100, we went back down the ladder, starting with 90 steps and continuing back down to a final 10-step bound. A little video from the workout is on the previous post.
It was a great day to be on the mountain and we saw some impressive bounding out there!