Alright I've really slacked on this website for a while. I got out of the habit of updating at the end of the winter and never got back on. Anyways, I'll make an effort to update this regularly now.
At the beginning of the month I drove back out to Colorado after spending some time at home. I'm still training with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, and we have an even closer relationship with the US Ski Team athletes and coaches this year. Although "the Ski Team" (as we call the US team) is based in Park City, we'll be together a lot and be able to train and compete with them throughout the year. I also send my training log in every week to the Ski Team coaches, in addition to my coach, so I have a watchful eye from above keeping tabs on my training.
Summer training officially started last week with a camp with the US Ski Team. We all took our first jumps in a couple months on the K68 summer hill here in Steamboat. It's a good hill to start off on, since it's relatively small and smooth. Too make things more interesting we took a couple sessions in our cross country race suits - rather than the thicker, lift creating suits we typically wear. Using XC suits exaggerated small mistakes that might otherwise not make a huge difference on a small hill. (Plus they're a lot cooler than jump suits!)
We finished off last week with an uphill time trial against the Ski Team, and now have a few days of training here in Steamboat before we head to Park City on Saturday.
Tomorrow, we're hopefully going to have a good crowd for jumping. A week long bike tour called Ride the Rockies is spending the day in Steamboat with an optional ride around the valley, and the city is encouraging the cyclists to come out and watch us jump. It'd be sweet to have some spectators - like being back at some of the big Midwest tournaments.
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