Over the week of July 3rd- 9th, 2010
37 athletes converged on Crest Hill Resort in Hayward, WI for the Regional
Elite Group Camp.The first order
of business was for the athletes to get their VO2 Max testing done.By using a standard running protocol
these athletes were put on a treadmill and physiological data was
recorded.This data was put into a
PDF file, and was then explained to each athlete for the coming months of
After all data was recorded, the athletes were set to do 5
more days of two-a-day training.The purpose of the training at this camp was to provide an even platform
for the athletes to be evaluated by US Ski Team coaches.Many of the workouts came in the form
of testing â€“ included in the testing was a 3k running time trial, rollerski
obstacle course race, OO rollerski time trial, and SkiErg testing.
In the evenings the athletes attended presentations by
coaches and elite athletes that covered a wide range of topics.The overall theme of the camp was to provide
athletes with the knowledge they need to make informed training decisions into
the future, and showcase their current level of fitness.At the end of the camp two athletes
were asked to attend a National Elite Group camp, and train with other elite Junior
skiers from around the country.
July 3rd to July 9th is set for the annual Central Regional Elite Group Camp.
MADISON, WI (April 20, 2010)
Central Cross Country Ski Association is pleased to announce the 2010 Central Regional Elite Group Camp scheduled for July 3-9, 2010 at the Cresthill Resort, Hayward, WI.
Qualified top regional athletes will attend this camp including the CXC Elite Team and the CXC Junior Development Program. The goal of the camp is to provide an opportunity for top regional athletes to conduct testing, workouts and time trials together and to work with US National Team coaches. This camp also offers educational opportunities to athletes with evening presentations on training and team philosophy.
Coaches: Yuriy Gusev (CXC Athletic Director); Bryan Fish (CXC Team Vertical Limit Elite Coach); Gus Kaeding (CXC Team Vertical Limit Elite Development Coach), Igor Badamshin (CXC Junior Development Coach); Matt Whitcomb (US Ski Team Development Coach), Justine Easter (CXC Director of Sports Education)
Activities: Strength Assessment, Endurance Assessment, VO2/CO2 Testing and analysis (aerobic and anaerobic thresholds, intensity zones and fitness evaluation), Ski training activities (technique, distance, strength training, etc.).
July 3 (Saturday) â€“ Arrival by 10:00AM
Morning: VO2/CO2 testing or technique training
Afternoon: VO2/CO2 testing or technique training
Evening: Test results analysis (Bryan Fish)
July 4 (Sunday)
Morning: technique & distance rollerski skate
Afternoon: technique & distance rollerski classic
July 5 (Monday)
Morning: 3km time trial (track)
Evening: Physiology of Training Made Simple (Yuriy Gusev)
Petitioned Athletes Athletes can petition in to the camp by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org their best three results from the last two years and a paragraph outlining athletic goals and how this camp will help achievement.