It has been a little while but here is an update from the last couple months. This summer I have spent most of my time training with the Alaska Pacific University mens team in Anchorage, Alaska. Check us out –>
Our team is fortunate enough to get to spend some time on snow every summer. This is important for getting some high volume as well as put the techniques I have been working on during dryland training onto skis.
Here is a video made by Charlie Renfro an APU coach. It does a really good job showing you a typical day on Eagle Glacier. Ok, maybe not a “typical” day, we usually get lucky and get at least a couple of clear days each camp.
Below is a picture of “The Glacier House”. I spent four weeks of my summer there last year and two weeks so far this summer, I have one more camp up there in mid August. My coach Erik Flora just counted all the days he has spent on this glacier, he has been coaching for the last 10-12 years and spent 360 of those days on the glacier. Thats crazy!
Our team practices as a group for a few weeks and then we have a week off to do some active recovery. This gives us an opportunity to do some different activities like paddling, swimming, hiking, fishing, or maybe just take a trip back home.