WNT Jan 19, 2010
It's not easy keeping dry the laptop that monitor's the teams heart rates when it's pouring rain
The U.S. team ran its usual beginning of camp Beep Test this morning. Nothing unusual about that. The squad has done it dozens of time. But this was the first time it was done in driving rain and wind! As you can imagine, running against the wind ain't easy, but in classic U.S. WNT fashion, the team gutted it out on the turt at The HDC. Pretty impressive display in fact, to power through what can be a pretty painful fitness test in cold, biting rain (which seemed to be coming down in sideways sheets at times). We don't have any good pictures of the morning for fear of ruining the WNT Blog camera, but did snap a few with the cell phone camera before the really heavy stuff started coming down. The squad then played 10 v. 10 from endline to midfield on big goals before making a run for the locker room and cover from the rain. Amazingly, the weather cleared up and the sun even came out in the afternoon, and hopefully the skies will clear tomorrow as the U.S. team will train in the morning and afternoon. In case you were wondering, Heather Mitts and Rachel Buehler earned top scores in the Beep Test with honorable mention props going to Lauren Cheney, who hung with the Human Beep Test (that's Mitts) for almost the whole way.
Mitts: She's fit