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|