Kilpi lyžařský běžecký kemp #1
05. 01. 2019
The first Kilpi cross-country skiing camp came off. On Friday 28th December, 8 enthusiastic people (2 girls, 3 women and 3 men), who wanted to improve their cross-country skiing, met at the Černohorský Express cable car. To begin, they received the "Kilpi-MaChr" package, comprising a cravat, a headband and the lift tickets.
All participants chose a classical style. In the morning, a general training of skiing was in progress. It is necessary for a person to learn how to stand on the skis. He or she got used to sliding on the skis (our brain perceives skidding and sliding as a potential danger and subconsciously refuses to do it, so we have to persuade the CNS that there is nothing to fear). This practice included a lot of fun within a game and simple and safe downhill skiing. The game breaks the psychological barrier of our shyness.
At lunchtime, besides a short lecture about cross-country ski wax, we discussed training, food and nutrition or just about life. I am convinced that if one feels that the instructor does not have an interest in him or her, then teaching is not so effective. Yes, an individual approach is the first.
After lunch, we had to wax our skis and used a red klister on the wet snow. We set out boldly on the ski track. The camp participants made great progress and 2 hours of skiing in the afternoon passed in no time. And everyone was looking forward to the next day.
On Saturday Guardian Rübezahl sent us moist snow, which is a nightmare of many professional servicemen. "To hit" the right wax was difficult, and we had to fix it a few times. All participants acquit themselves well and despite the noticeable fatigue, they made progress. Experienced skiers were looking for lesser nuances in technique, less experienced tried real skiing stances.
At lunch, the participants saw themselves on the video and got feedback from their instructor. In the afternoon, we set out in the vast and spiky terrain of the Černá hora (The Black Mountain) and take the short trip to practice the style we have learned. Most participants are going to Jizerská 50, so we perhaps helped them to run their race in as short a time period as possible!
The first course is behind us, but the other three ones are ahead of us.
You can book the course here: https://www.machr-consulting.cz/prihlaska