When: Tuesday June 6th, 6:30pm
Where: Battle Creek Water Park
What: Classic Rollerskiing
Coaches: Ben P, Mike N
Notes:Classic Rollerskiing - look out, here we come....again. More on upper body this week. Still balance drills too.
Our expectations were for a repeat of last week's training. The reality looked a little different because of the weather: at almost 40 C (102 F) it felt like training in a sauna. I am glad we did not have any bounding in the hills of Battle Creek West, that would have been harder. The squirts from my water bottle, the wind, rolling down the hill along Lower Afton Road between laps of double poling and some cold Gatorade from the coaches' ice chest provided the relief to make the session bearable.
This session included the following:
- Warm-up (if you can call it a warm-up when the temp hovers above 35C)
- 1 lap crunch double-pole
- 1 lap crunch-medium-full double pole
- 8 laps full double pole
- video review
- anther series of 7 full double poling (instead of the classic ski technique which I cannot do because I have skate-only roller skis)
- cool-down ski back to parking
|Garmin Connect provides a great visual of the intervals, both in terms of HR and elevation|
For next week I have to make sure I don't forget my helmet. Just as when biking or motorcycling I do not like to tempt fate ...