Extension to summer

After a productive summer of training and adventures my training season is winding down. I just finished an altitude camp in Park City, Utah with APU and USST, which was our last major training block before the season. I OD’d on some vit. D with the expectations of my return to the dark, frigid north. There was snow on the ground in town when I arrived in Anchorage Monday night. 

Jessica and I had planned to make a snow man, but the snow above town was dry powder

Jessica and I had planned to make a snow man, but the snow above town was dry powder

From here on out my training is mainly race preparation with the exception of trying to find a moose on one of my final recovery weeks before the racing season begins.

Forced double pole in Soldier Hollow

Forced double pole in Soldier Hollow

June through August I had consistent training including two great glacier camps. I was lucky to stay healthy all summer with the exception of not being able to run until September. Missing out on a summer of running OD’s and adventures was definitely disappointing considering all the ideas I had for mountains to run or terrain to scout for animals, but September through now has made up for it.

Transitioning to running- walking with my sister and niece was key

Transitioning to running- walking with my sister and niece was key

Ran to Symphony Lake with Jessica and Tyler to catch some grayling and pick blue berries

Ran to Symphony Lake with Jessica and Tyler to catch some grayling and pick blue berries

Ptarmigan Hunting outside of Anchorage with my teammates.

Ptarmigan Hunting outside of Anchorage with my teammates.

Off Day blue berry picking madness

Off Day blue berry picking madness

Later this week I am headed up to Fairbanks to see family and to hunt moose with Lex Treinen and my brother. We will be pursuing an antlerless moose in a region northwest of Fairbanks. I’m excited to get up into the interior and see what we might find. Wish us luck!