I am at Lake Placid for just over a week for the first ever Women’s Team National Camp (the first portion). Despite a little rainy weather, everything has gone very well so far.
After spending the spring training mostly on my own, it is great to be in good company while training and shooting. It pushes me both physically and mentally in a way I can’t quite do on my own. The camp is three weeks long. After the Lake Placid portion we head north, closer to my home up in Fort Kent, ME. There we can take advantage of the extended rollerski loop that is connected to the shooting range.
It’s going to be a tough three weeks of training. We had a great workout yesterday doing uphill mass start intervals together. We all scramble with the sound of our coaches voice, starting us off, and then come close to collapsing with the honk of the horn telling us to stop. Take a two minute break and repeat. There is nothing quite like training camp.
We also do a session of rollerski intervals on a huge treadmill here at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. I have attached a photo for you to get an idea of what this looks like. Luckily I didn’t fall off the back this time. I was happy to have my Icebreaker GT tank top to wear while skiing hard and going no where! There is no wind to cool you down during this workout! Icebreaker kept me as cool as possible. Thank you!
More updates from the trail and range to come.
BethAnn Chamberlain, US Biathlete
Biathlon is a Winter Olympic sport consisting of Nordic skiing and rifle marksmanship.