Winter Training Camp

Winter Training Camp

13 Dec shonakamori No Comments »

Recently I feel like I’ve been starting off all of my blog posts with an apology.  Sadly, this one will be no different.  Sorry for the lack of updates!

A lot has happened over the past few weeks but I’ve been slightly busier than usual and have had little time to report!  Training and work has kept me busy and the fact that this is a short month due to the holidays had made things a bit more hectic.  Not to mention, I’ve also been feeling a bit under the weather so I’ve been trying to put in some extra sleep/recovery time whenever possible.

Aside from this minor cold I’ve been trying to get over, things have been going pretty well.  I recently came back from another National Team Camp in Colorado Springs.  It was another super productive camp and it was great seeing the rest of the national team members.  We had some strong training sessions and as a group/individual, we made plans for the upcoming year which is obviously the most important year in this quadrennium.  While some of the guys were working new skills to add into their routines, others were starting back up with routines again to prepare for meets that are coming up in January.

All was good at camp except for the fact that it was freezing temperature.  The high it got up to during our whole time there was only 8 degrees, and for a California guy like me, that’s no good.  I really can’t believe I lived there for two years.  I don’t know how I dealt with the cold and the dry and crackly skin.  I went through an entire bottle of lotion and 2 chapsticks, and I was only there for 4 days!

Walking to the gym. Lots of slush, snow, and ice.

For those of you that’ve never visited the Olympic Training Center, I snapped a few shots of the dorm room where we stay when we go there to train.  Generally we stay in a room with another roommate or two and have only a double bed, but this time we got lucky and got our own rooms with a queen-size bed!  It’s also constantly temp controlled and there’s wi-fi which is a necessity in this day in age.  Check out the pics below!

A TV with cable and DVD player

Ample closet space

Super comfy queen size bed

and a sink all in your own room!

Over the past few years, the rooms have definitely gone through significant changes.  When I was a young kid coming to the Jr National Team Camps, we literally only had a bed in our rooms.  It’s definitely a bit different today!

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