|Thanks to Coach Robyn for the following update and photos...
Hi from Lake Placid Olympic Training Centre ( Robyn, Ryan, Bj, Kaihe, Giulia) Update from National Junior Assessment Camp
After a 24 hour transit we arrived, checked in and slept well in the chilly upstate new york area.. the air is so beautiful and fresh, very fresh ...brrrr We all met Robert( our danish friend) in Chicago, who was in transit on way to europe so that was fun to see him there. The flights were pretty good although don't ask ryan about the last one...sometimes it sucs to have long legs.. least it was the shortest leg of the 3 flights!
Each morning the group wakes at 6 for a 6.30 light run and stretch before heading to dining hall for breakfast..a good selection of food, no one goes hungry here and by goodness they are working hard so they need the fuel!
after breakfast it was off for the first paddling session of the day, 3 x 2km and then back to the training centre for a nutrition seminar from a gal called Krista Austin( from USOC Colorado Springs) who had some valuable info on nutrition and enhancement of performance... the paddlers were very interested and learnt alot, I have a power point on it so will share that too.
Then back to the dining hall, for more food, this time with a more enlightened approach to what went on the plates!
Into the Gym for testing and then a little break (1hr 30min )then they ran 5km down to the training site for their next paddle which was a level 3 ( 80% ) workout... phew...you tired yet... and its only day 1!! This is a super hard week so they are making the most of it..
keep up the good work at home folks, make this week count, not long to nationals
photos from today attached and more to come!