After arriving in Courchevel on Sunday afternoon, we finished off the jump camp Monday and Tuesday with two quality sessions on the HS132. Speaking for the team, I can say that we had a really fun and productive week of jumping with 7 sessions on three different hills. Marc kept us focused and busy with all kinds of new approaches to jump training. We spent a lot of time trying different warmups to activate the muscles, focused on imagery and concentration training, and testing some new equipment. It's great to see the direct result of our efforts on the hill.
Now, we've transitioned into the biking part of the trip. We've already done two 100 plus kilometer rides in the afternoons after jumping, and we have many more K's ahead.
There are lot of cool aspects of this trip (being in France, watching the Tour, epic climbs and descents) but the fundraising element makes it really special. This year, we have five NNF supporters who are here to get to know the team, watch us jump, and do all the same rides that we do. The contribution from these five guys is a huge part of what makes the rest of our season possible. I'm immensely grateful for their support. Plus, it's just fun to have them around and get to know our supporters. It's also sweet to have former NC Olympians Carl Van Loan and Jed Hinkley along to guide the group and provide the support that we all need as a big group knocking out huge rides in foreign territory.
Again, a big shout out to the NNF and Olympian Tours for making this trip possible!
More to come soon! And watch for us tomorrow, the 18th, on L'Alpe d'Huez, screaming at the Tour de France riders as they do an unprecedented double ascent of the climb in one epic stage.
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