XCFeedsThursday Girdwood Update

FasterSkier FasterSkierJuly 29, 2010

I’ve got 15 minutes to post some more pictures of what we’ve been up to in Girdwood before I have to head back to the House and do some video review and coordinate our afternoon training session.  Instead of a hike Tuesday afternoon we opted to head to the local soggy soccer field to play a game of soccer for our afternoon session (popular vote overruled the planned schedule and that was fine since it was an off day).  A little mental recovery is never a bad thing.

This morning we did a time trial up the mountain from the day lodge to the top of the tram and (lucky for me) timed it just right with the first tram car of the morning arriving just a few moments after our last finisher crossed the line.  (Interesting aside, the line was set when Kyle was about to pass me on the last pitch – I took a few running strides and quickly was reminded of the fact that I had run hard in soccer the previous day with no prior preparation for running fast on a slippery surface this year – my hip flexors and hamstrings don’t like me today.  So today when I saw Kyle on my heels, having eaten up the 15 minute head start (plus shorcut) I had on him – I threw down my backpack full of clothes and declared it the finish line.  Next year I’ll start 20 minutes ahead.)

8 minutes of photo uploads (still from Tuesday):

Kira nearing the top of our Tuesday morning ski-walking sesh up the mountain.

Kira nearing the top of our Tuesday morning ski-walking sesh up the mountain.

Jade was hilarious in the tram on the way down - a little loopy from the hike up, and it is a little spooky when the tram just drops into the clouds.

Jade was hilarious in the tram on the way down – a little loopy from the hike up, and it is a little spooky when the tram just drops into the clouds.

Claire and Megan check out the valley below

Claire and Megan check out the valley below

Stefan and Pat lead a crew of boys for some double pole 30-30s on the Bird-Gird bike path.  When you get Sunny and 70 in Girdwood, you take full advantage.

Stefan and Pat lead a crew of boys for some double pole 30-30s on the Bird-Gird bike path. When you get Sunny and 70 in Girdwood, you take full advantage.

Time to go…  More to come tomorrow.

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