Phew! We’ve been sending it in Bend, Oregon. One of the big goals for the 2016-2017 season was some off-season on-snow time, and Bend has provided us with the perfect opportunity. An outdoor enthusiast’s Mecca, Bend allows for mid-winter conditions up at Mount Bachelor and mid-Summer conditions in town. To take advantage of the best of both worlds, every day we have skied up high, and spent the afternoons playing on the trails below.
And it has been A LOT. But in a good A LOT way. The other big goal for the upcoming (or present) training season was logging more low intensity volume hours. To give you an idea, here are some numbers:
Days on Snow: 11
Hours on Snow: 29.6
Kilometers on Snow: 302.528 (or something like that)
Hours training (but not on snow): 14
Miles of driving to Mount Bachelor: 616
Polar Watch Daily percentage (average): 243%
My average daily training heart rate: 125
Calories Burned: Upwards of 40,000
One more strength session to go, and I will have completed my biggest two week block ever. And surprisingly, I’m feeling pretty good! But ask me how I feel after some squatting, and you might have a different response.
We have a pretty easy week coming up, and then the Stratton Summer begins in earnest. East Coast, we are coming for ya!