Thursday, 23 May 2013

Camp #1- SKIING and some other stuff

Last week was our first training camp of the new season, the team headed off to Vernon for a great 7 days of training. We skied a total of six days up at the Sovereign Lake trails. I had only ever been to Sovereign Lakes for the December NorAms, so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. Needless to say it was amazing! Freshly groomed trails every morning and lots of skiing options. I have always loved the trail system at Sovereign and now that I have had a chance to explore it more, well, I love it even more! It is always a great camp when you can be on snow for over half your training time!

Mid week we took a break from skiing and did a 107km road ride. We road from Vernon to Alysson's family home in Salmon Arm. It took us just over 4 hours and I used my new road bike that I just acquired. ( My first road bike ever!) I am pretty excited about it. To add to the firsts, this ride was also my first ride ever over 100km. I would like to thank Alysson's mom Eleanor for the amazing lunch she made us after our exhausting bike ride. It was fantastic!

We also hit up the gym a couple of times and did a few runs around the Ellison Park trails near Vernon.
It was a great first camp, 20 hours of training, lots of on snow volume, beautiful condos to stay in and some recreational cliff jumping a minute from our door step. Did I mention we were staying on Okanagan Lake?

I apologize for the lack of photos with this post. I had full intentions of taking pictures during the camp but it just didn't happen. That will be my goal for our next camp, more photos for you all to see.

View from our door step

Prior to our after workout cold tub in the lake

Friday, 10 May 2013

New season, new sponsors, welcome Skookum Asphalt Ltd.

I am back in Canmore to kick off another season. My 2013/2014 season began last Monday upon my return to beautiful Canmore. I was greeted by warm weather and sunshine, a perfect combination to get back into the training mode.
This past week the team did a great run/hike up Ha Ling and I did my first road ride of the year! We are leaving tomorrow for a training camp in Silverstar, I am excited to be skiing again, I haven't skied since last Sunday when I left Whitehorse.

I would like to thank my newest sponsor Skookum Asphalt Ltd. Your support for Whitehorse athletes is greatly appreciated and helps us all on our path towards are athletic goals and dreams. Thank you!

I had a great time in at home in Whitehorse the past 3 weeks. It went by quickly but I was happy to be skiing on my local trails again and to be able to catch up with friends, family and sponsors! Here are a few pictures of the amazing ski conditions Whitehorse had while I was home.
Touring at the White Pass... On our way up 

Skiing with Jen on Fish Lake

Beauty day for a ski

Perfect conditions for a ski with Dad!

Thanks again to Skookum Asphalt and also to Capital Helicopters who continue to support me! 
Our next camp should be a great one, I can't wait to share this years adventures with you all,

Ciao for now