Monday, July 27, 2009
The camp will consist of a series of assessment workouts and physical testing that will give the coaches and the individual athletes some training guidelines for the rest of the summer and fall. Among other things will be a 3000 meter run, max rep tests in dips, straight leg lift, and “the Brutal Bench”. When school opens the Nordics will take the testing day on the 23rd to do the “Timed Hike” with poles. That will set individual bench marks for another one at on Parents’ Weekend.
The A-dack camps always mean a little water time, and some sort of adventure day...roller ski up this, run over and around that, swim the river, run the river.
When the Fall Training Block comes in late September BMA Nordic will head for the Smoky, Pioneer, Boulder, White Cloud, and Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. There will be a week break after Parents’ Weekend and then from the 28th of September to the 17th of October we will stay in Ketchum and train with the Sun Valley Nordic Ski Team taking advantage of moderate altitude, lots of peaks to bag, and miles of paved bike path. The details are still coming together, but it should be another way to get mighty, and share the passion of the sport with kids from another part of the country.