Camp #1- SKIING and some other stuff

Last week was our first training camp of the new season, the team headed off to Vernon for a great 7 days of training. We skied a total of six days up at the Sovereign Lake trails. I had only ever been to Sovereign Lakes for the December NorAms, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Needless to say it was amazing! Freshly groomed trails every morning and lots of skiing options. I have always loved the trail system at Sovereign and now that I have had a chance to explore it more, well, I love it even more! It is always a great camp when you can be on snow for over half your training time!

Mid week we took a break from skiing and did a 107km road ride. We road from Vernon to Alysson’s family home in Salmon Arm. It took us just over 4 hours and I used my new road bike that I just acquired. ( My first road bike ever!) I am pretty excited about it. To add to the firsts, this ride was also my first ride ever over 100km. I would like to thank Alysson’s mom Eleanor for the amazing lunch she made us after our exhausting bike ride. It was fantastic!

We also hit up the gym a couple of times and did a few runs around the Ellison Park trails near Vernon.
It was a great first camp, 20 hours of training, lots of on snow volume, beautiful condos to stay in and some recreational cliff jumping a minute from our door step. Did I mention we were staying on Okanagan Lake?

I apologize for the lack of photos with this post. I had full intentions of taking pictures during the camp but it just didn’t happen. That will be my goal for our next camp, more photos for you all to see.

View from our door step

Prior to our after workout cold tub in the lake

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