Wild Rumpus Sports

Sprint to the Summit, Suffer-fest

Aerobic-Threshold runs (just below anaerobic death-zone) through the Sugarhouse Park geese, initiated the training for the week.  A few hikes with some bold late season snow sliding (a young person’s technique) in the Wasatch Mountains complimented the intensity training in town.  For the week-end, the team headed for the Sprint for the Summit, Suffer-fest held at Summit Park.  The choices of which summit were either a 5k out-and-back trail or a 12k loopy trail run.  A few were lost, none permanently, only two confessed faintings, but no hallucinations, black bears, nor moose attacks.  One skier then headed directly on wobbly legs for a few days in the higher mountains.  Ouch, 100+ temps in the forecast. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/bt8LukdLgg4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] 

The two videos below are of the On-Your-Own workouts of hiking in the Wasatch and backpacking in the Uinta Mountains featured briefly in the above team video.  And yes, summer correspondence courses are part of a young Nordic skier’s life to buy time in the winter for racing and training. Uinta Mountains  [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Vm0Qlrd-WJI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]  Wasatch [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/_Le4POMYLvs" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]