DrylandTrainingRollerskiing In The Red Cliffs

FasterSkier FasterSkierOctober 7, 2006

Rollerski photos from a (James Southam and Anders Haugen) training camp in Southern Utah

After about two weeks of medium high altitude training in and around Park City, Utah at 5500- 7500 feet (1600-2300 meter) altitude, James Southam, Anders Haugen and myself (coach) decided to travel down for a short week of lower elevation training in Southern Utah.

The forecast for Northern Utah was rain, windy and cold so the idea of cacti, palm-trees and temperatures around 80F were extra motivational factors for heading south.

I had at several occasions this summer checked out the training situation around St. George, Utah (2678 ft elevation — 816 meters) and decided that it would be great for a fall training camp.
The road biking options are numerous, there are many well equipped gyms/training centers and the rollerskiing on the bike path in the Red Cliffs area is ideal for intervals and time-trials with 30-minutes of continues rolling uphills including short and long very World Cup like steep uphills. We used some other bike paths for easy rollerski cruising and warm-up for weight training.
The drive from Park City to St. George is roughly 4.5 hours easy drive South on I-15.

Here are some photos from two of the rollerski workouts.

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