So, I was definitely tired at the end of last week. It was almost 18 hours of work and 26K of vertical skied. I look back and don't see an inordinate amount of intensity. I think the back to back 6 hour days had something to do with it. My sleep was also kind of crappy for part of the week. Whatever. I needed some rest. I decided to take an additional day off. This also helped me manage some social responsibilities.
For ski mountaineering racing and speed touring, Dynafit has been at the forefront of innovation for years. Long ignored by the American market while we obsessed with that silly red-headed stepchild of skiing, telemarking, (btw, I was one of those lost souls for about 23 years!), Dynafit has really come into their own lately, slowly grabbing the lion share of the market with super-light bindings, skis, skins and, now, the must have boots for touring, the TLT 5 Performance.
After last week's big melt-off winter finally returned to the Tetons. Initially, new snowfall was light but the temps were frigid. It finally warmed up to more seasonal temps and the snow came big time. Sunday was the best day of the year for me with over 6,000 feet of blower pow and never crossing anyone's tracks. Training-wise, I started off the week tired after sleeping like shit Monday night.
Now, I realize that many of the readers of this site already have the gear thing dialed. This little piece may bore you a bit. But I also realize that there are others who are just catching the skimo racing bug and may need some inside tips.