I’m Back in the Sierras

My first workout back in the Sierras since going home to Utah for the holidays was a great one! I ended up doing 10×1 minute intervals up Tumbleweed at TDXC. I had to teach my body how to hurt again, and I think it was a good wake-up call. I don’t think there is anything like some good short hard efforts to teach yourself what it is like to ski hard again.

The next day both Elias and I got some good technique advice from former US Ski Team member and several time Olympian Marcus Nash with the Auburn Ski Club juniors at Royal Gorge. We also had an opportunity to meet some skiers visiting the Tahoe area from Australia, which was neat.

To cap off the weekend, I participated in the Skogloppet up at TDXC on a beautiful sunny, albeit extremely warm, day. I guess this is what California skiing is all about. I just need to remember the sun screen next time.

In other news, I start school tomorrow. Wish me luck!

-Gus

P.S. I think I will make it a tradition to post something I’m listening to in each of my blog posts. Today it is Coeur de Pirate

About Gus

My full name is Gustavo, though I go by Gus. I was a member of the UNR NCAA Ski Team from 2008-2010 and a founder of the UNR Winter Sports Club. I have been a Far West Farm Team member for 2 seasons so far and am looking forward to my third year. I’m working my way toward being a ski coach and english teacher, while still trying to be as fast as I can be. I love mountains and canyons and rivers. My favorite place to be outside of skiing is in the Grand Canyon, though I don’t get to go there as much as I’d like. I’ve started a collaborative project called #summitsunday this year. Check it out and join the movement at summitsunday.blogspot.com