Winter Conditioning with NTFC
The NTFC winter conditioning program is having a robust season with a number of groups braving the cold, wet and often dark conditions on the track.
After a successful cross country season, the high school endurance athletes are training three times a week, mixing intervals at Rotary Bowl with trail runs. Local running legends and coaches Shelby Drope and Melissa Ross lead the group on trail adventures behind Westwood Lake and deftly pace intervals when it's time to hit the track. In February, Head Coach Tyler Heisterman will be taking a select bunch to Seattle to compete at an indoor high school meet at the University of Washington. Good luck gang!
The high school Speed + Power group, 18 sprinters, pole vaulters, hurdlers and jumpers, has also been hitting the track three times a week since September, working on speed development, perfecting technical skills and having loads of fun while they're doing it, regardless of the conditions! Under the bright stadium lights on a winter's evening you can catch them throwing medicine balls, leaping up 4 flights of stairs at a time and sprinting through a series of short hurdles with knees high and arms pumping.
Meanwhile, throws athletes work away in the weight room and on the field, developing strength and practicing event specific skills for javelin, hammer throw, shot put and discus.