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Summer Focus.


Fresh off a training camp from Park City, UT, I am heading into summer more focused and healthy than I have ever been in the past. It was really fun to return to Park City and see my friends from last summer when I was out there as well as runiting with some of my closest ski friends. The training camp was focused on building a foundation for athletic movement; this means correct technique, and more importantly, efficient body movements…no “leaking energy” as my strength coach Tschana told me. Tschana lead us through various movement progressions including running mechanics and ladder/hurdle drills. The mechanics and form we learned in the progressions transferred directly into all forms of training and all of us at the camp felt an immediate awareness and improvement!

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Ladder drills.
Working on my triple extensions and stable core during our urban bounding session. (PC: Bryan Fish)

I was also able to get movement and strength testing done, which helps me identify what I need to work on and what I am doing well. I was glad to have regained some hope by working with my PT’s and making good progress. I am stoked to have returned home with many different things to work on and grow from. A few of things I want to focus on this summer is building a solid strength foundation, getting a really strong core in order to protect my back, and to move in most efficient way possible through various drills I learned during camp.

Striding up Emigration Canyon. (PC: Bryan Fish)
Skate intervals. (PC: Bryan Fish)
Bounding with Hannah.
No one I would rather do a recovery ice bath with❤

When I returned from camp last week, I was able to spend some time hanging out at home with my parents as well as easy training at Stratton. Although it was easy week, there was a lot going on in Stratton between 4th of July weekend, a lot of coaches in town, and our social media contact from the U.S. Ski Team as well as a photographer.

I went sailing with my dad and his friends!
My dad pulling out the fishing rods.
Things got exciting on our way back with strong winds!
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Glad to be back in Stratton with the whole trianing group (PC: Reese Brown/SIA Nordic).
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It has been a long time since I have done agility…I forgot how fun and challenging it is! (PC: Reese Brown/SIA Nordic)
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Working on a hurdle progression I learned at camp. (PC: Reese Brown/SIA Nordic)
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Smiling about the awesome weather. (PC: Reese Brown/SIA Nordic)
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Social media meeting. (PC: Reese Brown/SIA Nordic)
Trying out some new recipes (inspired by my housemate Annie).

I am looking forward to a bigger training block now as I settle into Stratton for the summer!

P.S. This is my 1 year anniversary of my blog! I would love to hear some feedback:)

Happy 4th of July from out SMS Elite team!


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