We had our first rollerski race on Saturday. Even though it was super low key I realized that it had been forever since I’d put on a race bib. All this training sometimes gets in the way of racing! I set a PR by three seconds. Which is a very small PR, but still my fastest time over this course so far! I would also like to point out that there were more girls racing than boys. I’m liking the gender equality that I’m seeing these days in skiing.
The type of rollerski is listed along with the results because rollerskis can have drastically different speeds depending on the bearings and the wheels.
Sunday we head into the glacier for another week. Hopefully we have some snow.
This photo is shot from down glacier. The facility sits on the ridge in the middle-left of the photo and the ski trails we use go from there off to the right. We stay high up on the glacier because once you get closer to the foreground the slope gets much steeper and the cravasses get much more intense. The ash has made for some unique melting this summer and you can very clearly see how variable the weather is up there. The patches of white snow are where there’s been snowfall recently. When we’re out skiing we can go from sunshine to snowstorm or white-out as we move around the course.