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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Back in the East

Welcome back!

We have now been back in Stowe for just under a week and conditions have been slightly different than what we had in Vail. We have seen a little bit of rain, a little snow, heavy fog, and chilly evenings, but alas, the surrounding mountains are white again after a good morning frost.

Since returning from Colorado, our crew has been working on Slalom technique in an attempt to refine our skiing style and "touch" for the East coast snow. After a couple days of getting our feet back under us, athletes are beginning to work on eliminating old habits and building on new feelings as encouraged by coaches.

We have also been in the Gym located in the lower level of the MMSC clubhouse up near the base of the Sensation Quad on the Spruce side of the resort. With an emphasis on building our aerobic threshold, and some agility work, our time has been catered to best prepare athletes for competitive ski racing. Similar to our plans for skiing, our time spent in the gym follows a progression designed by coaches to steadily build over the season.

Today we are getting back onto our GS skis to do some freeskiing over on the Mansfield side of the mountain. With limited coverage, we will be keeping speeds down so as to minimize the risk of an injury.

I will be maintaining the blog throughout the course of the season, and while there are no pictures for this particular post, I will begin to snap some shots periodically to compliment the posts yet to come.

Check back soon!

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