Wednesday, May 27, 2015

And It's Summertime!!

The end of May has come and with has come the hot temps, black flies and thoughts of the first snow and racing season.  But don't jump ahead to quick! Summer is great time for nordic skiers (ugh? really?) and for training.  Already many HURT athletes have been having fun and informally logging some great times outdoors.

The Hunecks (Austin, Aaron, Tim and Gina-sherpa) made their annual trek to Peru country for heavily hyped, uber-epic, positively painful and TOTALLY delightful PATCH SPRINT.  This year they brought along NY-expat DPK to take a crack at the challenging course that summits 4 mountains in 13 miles. It was a great day of racing for HURT nation and all 4 racers cracked the top 20 and Austin came within a few mere minutes of the course record and 2-hour mark. A great review of the day can be read here.  

DPK shoots for fast splits when the course it flatest

Huneck takes advantage of his "county-strength" to power the uphills to victory

HURT foursome heading out

Aaron finishes strong

Others in HURT nation have been taking to the trails and heading for the peaks.  J.C., the Ducli, and the Chrzans made it an overnight and bagged some of the 46.  Other HURT faithful have been logging bike miles, turns on the mountain bike and even (new mode of training from the Directress....climbing up stairs and throwing herself down slides.)  We would love to see what you've been up to so share you favorite spring-time training on our facebook wall!
All smiles in the high peaks
100th interval

There are big plans for HURT's 2015 Summer season and we hope you can be a part of it.  HURT organizers are making big plans for summer camp and we want you to get your registrations in early.  It will be a big camp this year and Mansfield Nordic is looking to bring a talented crew down for the week.  There will be summer training days set up in Glens Falls by coach Tomb from Johnsburg and even more additional training opportunities will be advertised and shared very soon.  Be sure to stay tuned in in the evenings while you are drinking your recovery chocolate milk or (chocolate porter) as the case may be.