When folks talk about nordic skiing often community or team rank as the most important piece. I've always felt really lucky that I've been a part of so many great communities and so many great teams.
This week we opened up our team to a larger portion of the Boise nordic community, and I think that it may be just the beginning of something huge.
The junior team joined our masters group for intervals on the elephant rock trail. The energy that the kids brought to the workout completely changed the dynamic for our masters. The larger group, and fact that these masters were 3-4 times older (and still getting after it!) completely changed the dynamic for the kids.
It was especially cool to see kids teamed up with their parents on these relay-style intervals.
After the intervals we returned to Fort Boise for strength in the park. Again i think the masters were surprised by the energy these kids brought to strength. It's important to focus when you need to focus, but it's also pretty cool to be laughing while doing something as painful and mind-numbing as push-ups.
This is something we're going to do again...