Day 2 – Back into GATES!

Today was another beautiful day on the glacier. It was once again almost empty, so the girls crushed about 20 runs today. We had a good warmup session that included free-skiing and stubbies. After everyone got back into the rhythm of a course, they jumped into full gates. The girls were stoked! Who doesn’t love a great slalom course! We salted a TON and the conditions held up really well, and we also got some good “rut” training near the end. It’s good to have a variety of snow conditions to mimic how different each race can be – and today fulfilled that goal. After lunch we did another Lost Lake dryland session that included a “fartlek” workout… every time we stay that word we get a weird look, so here’s the true definition:

  1. a system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied to eliminate boredom and enhance psychological aspects of conditioning.

Also – TODAY IS MADDIE M’s BIRTHDAY!! (she is one of three Maddies!)

So, more cake! YES!

Check out some of our pics from another fun day in Whistler!