To pull off 200 days requires 25 days average from November to July 1. November will be the toughest month, as the snow is thin and we are still doing ATC. The combination of the two is a lot. Heavy, sore legs rule the month. It's unlikely I'll get in 25 days in November, which is fine because May and June tend to be manic.
October is the month to pay the piper. Lots of time in the gym so when ski season comes, we're ready. The gym work is hard – weights and plyometrics – and honestly the legs are fried on our days off. Still, we needed some high country time. A Friday jaunt up to Blue Lake reminded us what it is we're getting ready for. Alaskan cold front moves in Wednesday. Not a second too soon.
A little forest fire that for a few minutes was billowing over town and brought back some memories of 2010, but it ended up OK. Good thing too – Nederland would have gotten torched. Be careful – it's dry out there. Evening session at the Alpine Training Center was brutal, but had plenty of fun time today too, including a fun hike at one of my old haunts. Happy weekend all.