More West Yellowstone and some home

Phillip Violett, Elias Bucher, Wyatt Fereday post classic 10K West Yellowstone, MT

The last day of West Yellowstone a few of us Far Westers raced in the 10k classic super tour.  It was about perfect conditions for a classic race blue skies and really cold snow so we had green hard wax on our skis!  Thanks to Glenn, Jeff, and Ben we had fast skis with good kick.  Overall, the West Yellowstone trip went really well a ton of great skiing with a few had efforts just what the body needed to wake up for the race season.  Thanks to Marc (of Altius Firearms), SJ, and Thor for the tasty Thanksgiving Feast it was a real treat to have a home cooked meal on Thanksgiving.

This past week returning to work was a little rough but i survived.  After the huge week of training in west, i took the first half of this week easy just a few easy distance and some strength. Friday did a little biathlon on snow with the ASC crew. Saturday had a great 4×8 min ski walking hill bounding workout with Glenn. In the afternoon i went on a tree killing adventure with the family for Christmas. It was a great success.

My next race trip is 15th-20th of December to Mnt. Itasca, MN for the IBU cup trials.

About Phillip Violett

2004 Graduate of Sugar Bowl Academy. Raced in 6 Junior National Championships (7 X All-American). 2003 represented the US Ski Team in the J1 Scandinavian Cup race series in Sweden. Spent the 2000 & 2004 summer’s training and racing at the Snow Farm in New Zealand. 2009 Graduate of Northern Michigan University. 2010 season competed as Senior member of Team Far West switching my focus from cross-country skiing racing to biathlon! During the 2011 season I focused only on biathlon, competing in 18 races with some respectable results. Currently, I’m racing for Auburn Ski Club and Far West Farm Team, focusing on the NorAm Biathlon race series attempting to qualify for the USBA team.