Here we go…

As usual on Saturdays, we received our training program today for this next week. In the message area of the email, Matt warned us  that “every ounce of heart and soul is expected, demanded and required” for the next few weeks.

These dire words are good warning that we are now in the time of season where volume and intensity unsanctimoniously collide on the ice. Training will be brutally hard and intense. The workout will seem to last forever. And there will be times when it will seem like we are truly nowhere.

I can not wait. We have our first time trials of the season next Saturday.  While they will not mean much in the grand scheme of our season, they are a great baseline test.

I’ll keep you updated as best I can these next few weeks as we make our last preparations for the season.