Monday, August 3, 2009

Mt Jellicoe (10,640) aka The Big Guy Above the Ski Trails

Our workouts have been very focused but one can't help but to look around at the awesome mountains. Mt. Jellicoe shades the ski trails in the early morning keeping them semi-firm. It is pretty wild contrast between skiing in the sun or the shade. We have been talking about climbing it all week but have been waiting for a good time. Each Day at Altitude Matt and I have been feeling better and better. Yesterday we tried a few threshold intervals and both of us felt the best we have all week. We kept them pretty relaxed and controlled testing just under 4mmol blood lactate for 8x5 minutes. Today we felt good after our morning over distance ski so decided to give it a go. John led us up the scramble for our afternoon workout. We had a great time. Although my legs are looking forward to a good stretch and roll, I think hiking mountains is my favorite mental recovery workout.


Our home every morning for the past week

This is a classic John smile. Thanks for taking us on a Canadian Rockies Adventure

The ridge is a fun scramble, but you don't want to drop off either side

Enjoying the Mountains

We made great time getting down the mountain by Glissading on the scree and snow

Taking a swim after a great week.

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