I hear there’s pretty good snow at ASC, and I am going to check it out this weekend, but most of my week has been spent dry-land training in Tahoe City. Both Kara and I have been trying to keep things interesting for our athletes at North Tahoe, with the absence of snow to ski on at Tahoe XC. We run, jump, play games, do strength training, and whatever else we can think of to get our athletes primed for when the snow flies for real.
Today, for something to mix up the dreary dry-land atmosphere, we decided to hold an athletic scavenger hunt. Objectives included running to (and taking pictures at) landmarks on the trail system, doing a certain number of collective push-ups and sit-ups, gathering various items, and my personal favorite: write and perform a song about your coaches. Running a scavenger hunt reminded me of being a camp counselor.
We had several talented wordsmiths for the songs. Here is only one of their creations: Kara And Gus: Best Coaches Ever (I hope that link worked. I don’t know how to embed video here yet)
That’s it for now. See you at ASC and the Far West Kickoff Party at Cottonwood this Sunday.
Music: I’m digging This Train. You don’t know how long I searched for a rendition of this song that I liked. I had been hoping to find a Woody Guthrie version, but- to the best of my internet research skills- I don’t know that it exists. There are also pretty sweet versions with Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Edward Sharp and The Magnetic Zeros; and a bluesier version by Big Bill Broonzy.