The 2017/18 training season is now well underway and I kicked things off with a new twist this year. I flew out west to get on snow at Sovereign Nordic, just up from Vernon BC, for an early season altitude volume block to regain some base fitness over during a needed recovery month of April. 

Sovereign Nordic re-open for their Spring Fling camp from May 4-7th giving athletes like myself one last chance get on groomed trails before packing away the  for the summer. for temperatures above 20C, blue skies, and being early May the skiing was phenomenal and there was no shortage of snow. there also was a race in conjunction with the camp which i used as my first intensity of the year. 

                                                    Greg, Annika and I getting some colour (mostly red) during a long ski

                                                    Greg, Annika and I getting some colour (mostly red) during a long ski

After four days on snow logging some big training hours to start the year, Annika and I navigated the flooding terrain of interior BC back to Vancouver with a short visit in Lillooet to see my mom. the four days of big volume on snow were definitely the focus of the trip but it also served as a good excuse to visit my mom and spend some time in Vancouver with Annika and her family. 

                                                         taking a very cold and quick morning dip in Lillooet 

                                                         taking a very cold and quick morning dip in Lillooet 

My Dad gives me a hard time about how he needs to check the NTDC twitter feed or a teammates website to know what i'm up to when away for a training camp or race trip. hopefully, this page helps keep tabs on what i'm doing while on the road for him and a few others. 

 

-Evan