I am back in Park City, Utah for my second block of altitude training. Although I wasn't so sure about how effective my first block at altitude training went, my performance on my benchmarks upon returning home to sea level in Minneapolis gave me a lot of confidence. A huge benefit of being able to go to and from altitude during the training season is that it is allowing us to really dial in our acclimatization plan. We have been keeping a diary to determine how many days it takes us to feel good at altitude and how long the 'boost' from altitude seems to last. We are dialing this in as we both felt that our altitude camp in Colorado last year played a big role in Caitlin's bronze medal at World championships and my 35th at the Holmenkollen world cup.
|The Run Club Boys|
|Technique work with Coach Bill of the Wasatch Nordic Ski Academy|
|Focusing on getting forward and relaxing at speed|
One of my bucket list line items has been to hike Mt. Timpanogas and we had a perfect day for it. Caitlin made it a double date with our friends Noah and Marta which worked out perfect. We took the more gradual route which allowed us to run most of the way.
|Caitlin, Me, Noah and Marta at the saddle on the way to the Summit|
|Enjoying my LL Bean Gear|