Yesterday we had a team photo session. Seeing that I was in the full team and girls team shots, I didn’t get those on my camera. But, I did get my own copy of the boys team – or at least those who are here in Silver Star right now…..
Speaking of teammates, here I am with new APU team member, Morgan Smyth sporting our new E’Klarr (another teammate who makes awesome hats, headbands and buffs!) team ware. Morgan moved up to Alaska from Utah this spring and has been training with us ever since. I don’t want to put words in her mouth but I think she’s an APU convert and here to stay. After a season of injuries (compartmental syndrome and mono) I think she’s pretty happy to be a member of APU!
……. Let me just say that the APU women’s team is awesome. We have a great group of girls that are smart, fast, and competent. Intensity workouts with this group are really productive and fun. For example, today we did an “over and under” workout where we did some L3 on the 10k skate race course and finished with some speed work on Saturday’s sprint course. We had a group of five girls going for the finish sprint, complete with lunge practice. The crazy thing is that there is a distinct chance that the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals for Saturday’s sprint will feature a lot of APU girls…. not completely different than a regular day at practice. It’s great to train with such high quality teammates each and every day. My feeling is that it can only make each and every one of us better!