“One must train harder and more than their competitors if they are to succeed…” – Vlady
The Minnesota members of the Junior National Team have been training in Winter Park, CO. The goals of the two-week high altitude training camp were high volume and pushing themselves to the next level.
Standing from left: Mark Johnson, Wynn Roberts, Leif Nordgren, Vladimir Cervenka
Kneeling from left: Ellen Anderson, Brynden Manbeck, Addie Byrne.
After acclimating for a few days, these athletes posted 32 hours in there first full week of training in 9000 feet and above. The highlights from the camp included a hike up two of Colorado’s famous 14’ers -- Grey’s and Torris, and an 80 mile mountain bike from Granby to Rollins pass and shooting at Snow Mountain Ranch.
Halfway point in the 80 mile ride…
Lovin’ the views!!
Strength workout at the top of Rollins Pass
Never enough strength!!!
Another high point was a trip to rollerski from Breckinridge to Vail Pass (twice) and spending the afternoon in Vail.
A little competition to the top of Vail Pass…
While the team was there they ran into fellow biathlete and 2006 Olympian, Carolyn Bramante. She joined the Junior Team for the afternoon training session of ski walking and running.
Ski Walking with Kevin Hochtl and Carolyn Bramante
This high volume training camp at high altitude proves that the athletes can train hard and gives them a good base for this coming season.
The team happy to be done with shooting training…
From left: Brynden Manbeck, Wynn Roberts, Addie Byrne, Ellen Anderson,
Leif Nordgren and Mark Johnson
The Junior Team would like to thank the Colorado Biathlon Club for the use of their range at Snow Mountain Ranch and Mark Miner for donating groceries for the athletes once again.