by pushing each other and working together.
The Western REG ended this morning. The week-long camp included 18 hours of training, time trials, strength tests, speed work, talks by the US Ski Team including Andy Newell, technique work, double-pole sessions and a long distance combi workout.
Finding the right position for V1. Auburn Nordic coach Ben Grasseschi looks on... Also coaching were U of U coach Abi Holt, Sun Valley SEF coach Ashley McQueen, Steamboat Springs WSC coach Josh Smullen, Durango Nordic coach Josh Dalley, Patrick Harper from Bogus Basin Nordic in Boise and me, Pete Vordenberg, USST.
Emphasis was put on working on one thing per technique per session. Work, Focus = improvement every session.
Getting the best in the region together means everyone gets a chance to learn from each other and push each other, as well as have fun together. Compete = to seek together. Push each other to help each other.
Effort, pain and concepts of what is difficult or even possible is cultural. Ang Rita Sherpa faces a wilderness tooth pulling with a mile wide smile. Redefine hard, discover what really is possible.
Western REG Agony Time Trial
Western REG Strength Test (just the top 5 results - using the Canadian strength test rules)
Rollerskiers heading up East Canyon - followed by a run from East over to Parley's. This was the last real workout of the camp.
Great job coaches and athletes on a great Western REG. The other regions' Regional Elite Group camps are starting up soon too.