Last week, we spent an afternoon with the Cub Scouts group of La Plata County, Colorado! There was a big handful of kids that we talked to and played games with during their week long camp. They were such great kids! After we talked to the scouts about what we do, how to lead a healthy lifestyle, safety tips like wearing helmets, and the importance of exercise, we joined the scouts in different stations they had set up. We did a rubber-band biathlon, archery, teamwork wooden skis, first aid, etc. What a blast!
After that we headed up to Alaska for a block of training at low altitude. We spent the first couple of days in Homer fishing with our parents and now we head to Anchorage to train with the Anchorage Biathlon and Nordic Club. We will be training with kids at all different levels of biathlon and skiing. We’ve set up a schedule that will integrate the advanced juniors into some of our training sessions to help push them to become better. We’ve also set up clinics where we’ll coach one on one with the intermediate to beginner level athletes. We are really excited to see if we can help the kids in this area with their dreams of becoming world class biathletes. We will train in Anchorage until the end of the month, then head back to Colorado for another block at altitude before we hit the road again and head to Vermont for some summer racing and training.
Hope you’re doing well and having a great summer. Take care.
-Tracy & Lanny Barnes
US Olympic Biathletes