Canmore camp is over, and now I’m back in Park City for a rest week at some higher altitude. It was such a good camp, getting to be on snow again and dial in some technique ideas before the season starts back up!
We did a lot of volume training just so we could have time to work on our technique and dial in skis, but we also did a classic sprint time trial and a 10km skate time trial.
The time trials were really fun. I don’t always like change, so I wasn’t super ready for the race season to start up yet. (Can’t we just train all the time? Long roller skis are so fun!) But with the “kings court” style classic sprints where nobody got eliminated but simply moved up a heat or down a heat, everyone got to do all four rounds and we ended up racing with some of the boys. It was such a fun day! It was great to practice going through the rounds, dial in the kick wax and figure out what to do in-between sprint heats.
For the skate time trial, the girls were set to do 4 laps (which was actually more like 7.5km) but Liz and I did 6 laps like the guys. I wanted to get the feel for a real 10km distance, so we just kept going round and round the loop!
We also had time during camp to catch up with friends. Both Perianne Jones and Chandra Crawford had us over for dinner, and it was so relaxing and fun to catch up and hang out! I basically went around collecting hugs, especially since I won’t get to see Chandra for a while.
When Taylor Swift’s new album released during the camp, we quickly had some new theme songs to jam out to. Anne Hart made sure of that!
Noah always has his camera out taking shots of the team training, whether or not we know it’s happening. I wanted to prove that I, too, could take some candid shots. OH, HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED!
Last but most definitely not least, I want to say a huge thank you to the coaches for all their hard work that made the camp run so smoothly! They waxed up our training and time trial skis every day, organized everything and made it so that we could focus on training hard and resting hard. We got so much out of this camp, largely because of the coaches!
Now I’m off to do a nice easy roller ski! Bye!