This is a place where friends of the UAA Ski Team can check in on the cross-country skiers as they train and race for the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Anchorage Cup Team Sprint
The UAA Ski Team raced in today's Anchorage Cup Team Sprint race. The Anchorage Cup is the local ski club's citizen race series. Racers in these events range all the way from skiers with Olympic and World Cup experience to skiers who have never been in a ski race before. For us, it was a good training opportunity; most of our skiers raced in two separate events: a men's or women's team and a mixed team. It gave them a chance to race two races with two 1.2-kilometer legs. This made for four hard intervals in a race environment. And no matter how hard you do intervals, there's nothing quite as hard as actually racing. I think all three of us coaches found that out the hard way today!