Wednesday Patrick and I drove to West Yellowstone in search of some skiing. The drive was aggravatingly long (12 hours more or less straight). Despite eating on the road we were still able to eat relatively healthily, broccoli feels surprisingly kind of like an ice-cream cone in hand.
On arrival we found that there was as much snow as we had hoped and put in a solid day of skiing Thursday. For those of you at home packing your bags, it’s definitely race ski conditions.
This was especially exciting for me, since I have been sitting on the bench for the last 4 weeks with a concussion. As much as it was painfully boring to sit around for the last month without training, I’ve been amazed how supportive the nordic community has been in helping with my recovery. In particular, Nina Winans of the Center for Health & Sports Performance helped me put together a plan to get back to training. Today I skied for 3 hours, which doubled my total training hours for November, and felt great.