Late September is a wonderful time in Minnesota and it has been great to be home and enjoy it. Our house really is a fantastic home base for training and recovery. The cool nights certainly help to provide some great sleep too! These last two weeks have been my first opportunity to work one on one with Coach Tom too. It has been fantastic to have a fresh set of eyes analyzing my technique and facilitating the workouts. One of the big takeaways from the US Ski Team's camp in Norway was on a progression for double pole. Tom has been working with both Caitlin and I on the progression and we can feel the difference in our double pole.
|Meeting up with the Endurance United (EU) Junior Team for some classic technique work and a distance ski|
Alternating between high altitude training in Park City, UT and training at home in Minneapolis in blocks has allowed my regular training routes to be fresh routes every few weeks. It has been fun to track my workouts and see the improvements over the course of the summer. One of the new tools we have been using this year is a Polar V800 heart rate monitor watch. The watch has all the bells and whistles making it easy to track distance and pace. Being a bit of a data nerd I have enjoyed that additional information. I have even had fun on my workouts setting different pace goals. If nothing else this has taught me to drink on the downhills instead of stopping.
|Lahti has been enjoying my habit of a daily recovery jog|
|Loppet Adventure Group Paddle and Eclipse Viewing|
|Classic intervals with Liebsch|