Today in the Ski Team van, on our way home from practice, we decided we should start a little blog where our parents, our family members, our friends, past UAA skiers, and future UAA skiers can check in and find out about the latest adventures of the team as we prepare for winter and chase an NCAA national championship title. So here's the blog.
Today was the end of a "recovery week", a period of relative rest and recovery, in which we try to "absorb" the hard training of recent weeks. Next week, we start in with more hard training. Today we went for an easy 2-hour hike on Bird Ridge, about 20 miles south of Anchorage. A few snowballs were thrown, though we mostly stayed below the snow line. From now on, fewer and fewer workouts will be snow-free. A few bears were out hiking too, but all three of them were running away from us - not toward us. I think Lasse's losing his fear of bears; he sees them at every ski team workout these days.