Journey To The 2010 Winter Olympics

Friday, November 17, 2006

Warm Weather and Winter Sports



Unseasonably warm weather combined with wind and rain has closed the track for the last couple days. We've carried on with our scheduled push training and off track education and filled our sliding time with stuff like volleyball and football. The people running camp have been apologetic, but that's how it goes in this weather.

The sliding sports are very complex despite how easy the athletes make it look sometimes. Sliding theory is very interesting and is well-founded in physics. Track knowledge and experience play a huge role as there is virtually no time to react to what you see coming at you on the track. Coaches can offer a new slider advice, but the athlete must learn largely by trial and error/ self teaching and time.

The photos above are from the giant treadmill at the Olympic Training Center that we used today to get a better feel for being relaxed on the sled and driving. Hopefully we'll be back on the ice tomorrow.

1 Comments:

  • Jay,
    Remeber me telling you that you just have the look of an Olympian. Well, you do and these pics prove it.
    I can't believe how childlike the weather has been! It was great to see you come up the pipe at the finish. Screaming your name and chanting made me feel like it was 2010. When you came off the board at the finish and just stood up with your arms in the air man, I was like, "he just won the Gold, he just won the Gold!" Man, Aimee and I are so proud of you! Wish we could hang with you back the ville. Hope your flight in is good. Stinks it will be getting in so late. We love and the Lord Loves ya Jay.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:29 AM  

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