"I try to do a lot of hard work on my fitness, and sometimes you have to suck it up and go outdoors. I wear spikes on my shoes. They have sort of grippers on the bottom so you can run. I couldn't out-run a bear, but luckily he didn't seem interested in me."
-- U.S. under-18 girls national team forward Kelly Cobb on training she does at Bear Mountain near her home in Chugiak, Alaska. With an outdoor season of only five months and only one serious rival to her club team, the Cook Inlet Velocity, she spends extra time training. (ussoccer.com).