I spent the last 10 days in Park City Utah for testing and an altitude camp. After some wet weather at home, it was great to arrive in the arid west and see the sun! The town of Park City is around 7000′ but we stayed in a condo near the top of Guardsman Pass so we were sleeping at 8500′ for extra altitude effects.
The camp started with lots of testing at USSA’s Center of Excellence. We did VO2max tests on the rollerski treadmill, strength tests, mobility tests, blood tests, and body composition tests. So after a couple days of feeling caged up like a lab rat, I was very excited to head outside for training with the rest of the USST as well as great friends from SMS and APU. The rest of the camp involved lots of rollerskiing, running, and bounding on the roads and trails around Park City including a 3+ hour point to point run on the Mid Mountain Trail
After a week and a half in Park City, we headed north to Canmore, Alberta for Frozen Thunder. The Canmore Nordic Center saved snow from last winter and rolled it out last week for a 2km ski trail and some of the earliest skiing in North America. We’ve spent the last couple days skiing hot laps around the manmade loop and then today it started to snow! The ground is fully white and we are off to make some fresh tracks through the powder!