|Girls train skiing up Going to the Sun road in Glacier National Park|
Aside from lots of fun workouts, the camp was special because we got to stay right on Whitefish lake. With daytime temps in the mid to high 20s it was wonderful to get some real deal summer training done and then have the luxury of jumping in the lake and having lunch on the dock right afterwards. Hot workouts with swimming afterwards are summer training essentials in my eastern mind so it felt like home - awesome!
|Patrick does flips for recovery after workouts, unfortunately he was too fast for my camera.|
Other training highlights included: skiing 4x10 min classic intervals up Big Mountain Road in the hot, hot heat; doing a 3.5h combo ski/run workout in Glacier National Park, climbing Going to the Sun road and then going for an alpine run atop Logan's Pass; running up to the top of Big Mountain and then enjoying a gondola ride down; skiing a skate sprint prologue and then doing more intervals up big mountain skating; and of course, highlight of all highlights, the pursuit race!
|Long combo workouts mean a team van fulllll of gear.|
|More action on going to the sun road|
We also did a swim across Whitefish Lake and back as an afternoon workout one day, 1.05km each way. I was totally stoked at how many of us girls did the big swim, thanks to Coach Jeffries and Scott Edmunds for lifeguarding the swim on stand up paddleboards too!
The end of August is already here and it's only 6 more weeks until "Frozen Thunder" will be open for real skiing at the Canmore Nordic Centre. The team gets a slightly easier training week to re-group after the Whitefish camp and then it's back to work. There's always more fitness to harness and technique to improve before winter.
|Working the double pole, isn't Montana pretty?|