Monday, October 11, 2010
The kids all survived the intensity block we did over the past week. It was not easy. Lots of L3 and L4 intervals in a short 5 day timespan. Everyone seemed to actually enjoy the work though, especially Jane, who liked telling me how much fun she was having as I was panting on the ground after another 10 minute lap of natural intervals.
The weather has progressively cooled through the weeks we have been here, but we have still at least seen some sunlight every day, and we have only actually been rained on during a workout once. Saturday most of the kids took the SATs, which was an interval workout in and of itself. In the afternoon we did a pace run on the trails up beyond the Sun Valley ski center, and yesterday was completely off. For the next few days we are doing some hiking, biking, and other fun things to finish off the camp. Keeping active but nothing too strenuous.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
While we have been planning on updating this blog for the past week and a half straight, it is really difficult to draw the motivation, nay, Courage- to sit inside when it is 75 degrees and sunny every day. But here we are, ready to blog as the kids are outside driving golf balls from our back yard (don't worry, its safe.)
Everyone is pretty much fully adjusted to the altitude by this point. Since we have been here we haven't had a full day off, tomorrow is off, and the day after that starts our intensity block. People are looking really good, keeping their heart rates low, and seem excited to get working before every workout. A few days ago we ran around Redfish Lake about an hour north of here, which was as beautiful as anything we've seen, and today we hiked to Pioneer Cabin and looked out at some 12,000 foot mountains up close. Very cool.
It's time to head out to hit some balls. Check back in, we will keep you up to date better in the future!