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FasterSkier FasterSkierJuly 28, 2010

We’re here, third summer in a row, late July, dryland training camp in Girdwood.

We arrived Monday night after a long trip down from Fairbanks, 16 athletes, 3 coaches, enough equipment, lots of food.

Before we let the packed-in-the-car feeling drag the group down, we pushed ourselves out the door for a 2-hour training run on the Winner Creek trail (”Coolest trail run I’ve ever been on,” says first year J2 Jade).  It was just the right touch, complete with 15 min break to pull ourselves across a gorge in twos and threes on a hand tram.

Despite the tight living situation, the group has been getting along great.  It helps when all you do is train or recover (eat, sleep) or watch video on how to do the former better, or talk about how to do the latter better.  Nutrition is a big theme for the week and all athletes have a nutrition log which they are in charge of filling out for the week after our hour nutrition chat Tuesday morning where the athletes calculated some individual nutrition guidelines in terms of servings of different food groups to consume each day for their body weight and activity level (EXTREME this week).

No pictures from the sweet trail run.    But here are a number of others from yesterday.

Alsgaard Skate warm-up for spenst and ski-walking

Alsgaard Skate warm-up for spenst and ski-walking

Spenst

Spenst

Ditto

Ditto

Balance Drills with eyes closed

Balance Drills with eyes closed

Explode!

Explode!

Neill gets after the single leg classic bounds in place

Neill gets after the single leg classic bounds in place

Julia laying out some details to the ladies

Julia laying out some details to the ladies

Well, I’ve run out of time – Lunch is on and I’ve got to get back to the house so we can head for a hike.  More pics to come…

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