Howard and the OTC
Q: What did it feel like walking into the Olympic Training Center for the first time?
A: It was sweet, I didn’t really know what to expect, but everyone was super nice and accommodating.
Q: What were the group rides/workouts like? Did you mountain bike or road bike?
A: First day was the time trial pre-ride, which was a chill ride at our own pace. Then the time trial on Friday and skills work later that day with the roadies. Last ride was a fun ride on some super technical and icey singletrack. All on mountain bikes. Everything was at an easy pace except for the TT.
Q: Did you recognize anyone from the racing we do in the summer? Where were the kids from?
A: Keegan Swenson, from Park City, he got third in Cat 1 15-16 at Nats and Skyler Trujillo, from Fort Collins, got 2nd or something like that in Cat 1 17-18 at Nats.
Q: What was the best thing you learned during the weekend? Are there any secret training tips you can give us?
A: There were so many informational meetings it’s hard to choose. The yoga lady had some pretty good stuff to say about posture while riding. Hmmm… Eat your broccoli.
Q: Did you see any famous Olympic athletes? What other sports were there training? Could you tell what they played by looking at them?
A: The basketball team was there, I had no idea who any of them were, but they were all like 7 feet tall… so you definitely knew what sport they played.
Q: What was the food like? How about the housing?
A: The food was amazing, I went to the cafeteria at least 6-7 times a day. It was pretty much a buffet with anything you could want open from 7am-8:30pm. Housing was 3 kids to a room with a communal shower/bathroom, nothing special.
Q: Whats your best memory from the weekend?
A: About 6 hours of dodgeball over the two super cold and rainy days we had.