With Christmas morning and joyful unwrapping less than 24 hours away, Brian Gregg and I spent last Friday morning pounding out a set of hard power endurance intervals on the Rendezvous ski trail under Scott’s supervision. It’s great to have an opportunity to mix it up with different athletes during training; everyone skis differently and has different strengths. Brian’s endurance provided a formidable challenge to my speed during our 3x1min, 3x2min, 3x1min L4 intensity.
After spending a great holiday with the family, enjoying the Methow’s superlative snow conditions and 180km of trails open right now thanks to MVSTA’s awesome grooming, we headed east. Torin, Scott and I arrived in Bethel, Maine last night around 10pm and checked into my favorite local hotel, The Rostay. The Dartmouth team would stay here every year during the collegiate race season and I remembered it for great hospitality and delicious breakfasts.
Today we had a chance to check out the courses at Black Mtn. Well, maybe not all the courses. But we did spend an hour and a half previewing the women’s sprint loop about twenty-eight times, as the men’s add-on is not currently in any shape to be skied upon. And with the weather forecast looking warmer and warmer (up to 45 degrees on Saturday!), it is certainly going to be an interesting championships!