Slowly picking up pace is also Rihards’ day to day life in the USA. It’s already been a month since Rihards traveled west. He’s adapted to the new life quite well, dollars have replaced euros and his dreams are no longer in Latvian, but in English. That’s clear! Also training scedhule is rather fun... there are also trainings, that are 6AM in the morning. Weekend had been spent competing in Colorado college race. Sadly, a minor health problem prohibits Rihards to express himself fully in running, but training is going very well. Team spirit is very strong and we will see, how everything develops further! Photos – here!
For Ašais athletes start has been a bit crazy after the august break. Stirnu Buks is the race, in which our runners participate regularly. These races have never been a walk in the park, atleast not for us. Rimants Liepiņš is the organizer of these races, and this time, he and his friends had created an extra difficult course. Our runners admited that this course demanded a fair amount of willpower. Some were able to bear the urge to give up, some broke and surrendered to desire of comfortable running... It would be only right, that we started with Roberts Aleksis Glazers’ “10 out of 10”! Roberts got his 10th victory from 10 available victories! Unbeaten!!!
It’s known that Ašais athletes are fast both in competitions, and in preperation for them. It turns out that we are also very efficient in self-production! Thanks to Renātes Beļājevas parents and the generosity of Mother Nature, Ašais athletes managed to produce 78 liters of ALL-NATURAL & HOMEMADE apple juice. To collect four big bags of apples, to wash them, to grind and juice all of it, is another talent of SC Ašais! Everything was done by our own hands and determination. Lastly to heat the juice with ease. Just the thought of gingerbread time and snowy Drabeši with a cup of homemade, hot apple juice, in it self is wonderful! Paradise, friends!
As we reported, Rihards Serģis has moved his everyday life to the United States. And the first mini camp has already been expirienced. Rihards’ has no need to get accustomed to long journeys – with “Ašais” team he’s survived in many many places ;) . That’s why a 6 hour drive is a piece of cake. Interesting that in the process of catering, both boys and girls have to participate. And also it’s their own chore to think of what to cook for the other teammates. This should be implemted also in the team of “Ašais” to relive trainers’ “kitchen” in the longer journeys [hehe] . In addition, very compelling is how fast Rihards’ has got accustomed to miles, because kilometers aren’t mentioned anymore. But tomorrow education for Rihards begins. Though the schedule doesn’t seem too crazy. That’s good, because quality over quantity. We shall wait for more news from over the ocean. Photo – Rihards with coach Cameron Rieth.