The first week of June the Olympic Oval where we train put together an in-town training camp for all the skaters short and long track. This meant that we got to train with people we don't usually train with and we also got to do a lot of different activities that we don't do in our day to day training aka we got to have some fun!
Day 1's fun activity of the day was training with the U of C Dinos football coaches. A lot of the exercises did translate because like football speed skating is a very power driven sport and especially in short track there's a lot of sprinting, reacting, and changes is speed. Unfortunately for my group though there is not a lot of catching in speed skating and every time we missed or dropped the ball we had to do pushups.
|Getting instruction from Dinos head coach Blake Nill|
|Doing our pushups|
|Classic cheesy fighter stance picture|
|The winning team!|
|Working out in the fancy WinSport Under Armour gym|
|A rare picture of me on a bike|
All pictures are courtesy of the Olympic Oval Calgary facebook page and DayDream Images
(except for the one from my instagram of course)