I have been out in Utah for two-weeks now at our last dry-land training camp of the year. When we left Lake Placid it was snowing so it felt great to come out here for some nice summer weather. That is, of course, until winter arrived in Utah two days ago with below freezing temperatures and snow. Don’t get me wrong, I am obviously a huge fan of snow, but only when it’s enough to actually ski on. This in-between weather when we don’t have enough snow to ski but too much to roller ski, always makes for some tough training days.
I have been coming to Utah for at least the last seven years for a Fall training camp. Utah is normally the perfect place for our last dry-land camp of the year. Not only do we get in a good block of altitude training before the season but Utah normally has some of the best training conditions that a skier can find at this time of year. Our first week of training was absolutely perfect with sunshine and warm temperatures nearly everyday. We took full advantage of this and logged some big hours with lots of roller skiing and a few great Mt. Bike rides.
We had to be a little creative the past few days with the tricky weather conditions but it looks like we will be back to the standard Utah sun for our last week of camp.
Of course I always have to make a little time for some fly-fishing when I am in Utah. The Provo river offers some incredible fishing and this is always a good mental break from training!
It’s hard to believe that the racing season is only one month away. Another training season has flown by and I am excited to get things started soon!