Andy Wood's Blog

GB Skeleton Athlete

Training Camp in Italy

Last week, the team took a trip to Italy for a training camp on ice.  It’s still too warm for ice to be formed on the tracks, however the Cesana track from the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games has an indoor ice facility, which replicates the start area of the bobsleigh track.  This allows us and many other nations who have made the journey to Cesana this summer, the opportunity to get the feel of pushing a sled and running on ice again.  It’s similar to the push track we have in Bath and I’ve uploaded a video clip of me pushing on this site.

It was a refreshing break from training in Bath, with a nice bit of sunshine too 🙂  4 days of pushing on ice and training in a local gym left my hamstrings feeling like they were going to drop off.

Now I’m back in Bath again with only 3 weeks left until we depart for the winter season.  Time will fly as it usually does, as there’s always so much to organise in the final couple of weeks.  I’m also moving out of the apartment I rented for the summer, so I need to find a home for all my posessions!

September 18, 2009 - Posted by | Blog Archive

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