The Haig gives you a lot of time to think...
Jul 27th, 2011
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Skiing is like baking. Well, at least the way I bake. Let’s say my training plan is like a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Leniency is really important, otherwise the cookies are too dry, too soft, too sweet, or too salty. You need to vary amounts; less flour and more butter; use your judgement so the cookies turn out just right. And sometimes, plain old chocolate chip cookies are boring, so I like to throw in something different; craisins, walnuts, coconut, whatever I’m in the mood for.
Like I said, being on the glacier gives you a lot of time to think. Long runs, the daily 45 minute hike, and 2 hour skis means a lot of alone time. Over the past 2 weeks I’ve done almost 40 hours of training. I am getting tiiiiiiired. Next week is a rest week though, and I’ll have time to recuperate.
Here are some pictures from this week:
Hiking up to the glacier with the girls after the 3 hour run in.
Coach Jeffries and his “skiing shorts.”
The weather took a turn for the worse…hail and thunderstorms at 2400m is a little scary.
Watching the Las Haigas Frisbee Golf Tournament Final from the helipad.
Evan throwing his disk from the roof. He lost to coach Stef in the end.
The last 2 days were pretty miserable, but it was still nice to ski in the middle of July!
Skiing on the last day reminded me a little of the King’s Cross Station scene in the last Harry Potter movie. I thought I was going to run into Dumbledore around any switchback.
Also check out some photo's taken from Chris Jeffries in the below photo galllery. The teams next camp is their yearly trip to Whistler from August 17 - 28.