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.
Nothing outrageous to report this week in training. I was on target for getting my 15 hour/week goal and then got side-tracked by the damn job! Yes, life certainly gets in the way when you don't get paid to train. So, I ended up taking an extra day off on Thursday after getting hammered in the operating room for 11 hours and just could not get psyched about going up on the King after 8pm. This allowed me a short block of over-reaching into the weekend that I certainly felt. Hopefully, I will come up out stronger because of it.