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2011-06-26

Camp #2 Maui, Hawaii

Just returned from an amazing Maui, Hawaii training camp. Yes you've heard that right, Canadian Cross Country ski team had a training camp in Maui.
We tried to combine some fun and hard altitude training. I’ll tell you, that was great.
During past ten days we surfed 2 days at sea/ocean level, camped 4 nights at 7000ft/2200m and pretty much everyday rollerski/bike/run to the 10000ft/3000m high volcano.
Now we all wish we had more “surfing and relaxing at the beach” days, but training, as always, our priority.
It was our (my wife and son came along) first time in Hawaii. We love it, checked out few awesome places and I'm sure will be back to see more, sometime in future.
Training in Maui was very hot, as you may imagine, but just after about 6500-7000ft of climbing it wasn’t so bad, and on the top of the volcano, I would say, temperature was similar to Canmore right now. I had my best biking and rollersking sessions there.
The road that goes to the "TOP" in great condition and we didn't have any problems with traffic. Quite a few tourists and locals were amazed with those funny things that we simply call ROLLESKIS. :)
I also must point out that my good friend Lenny Valjas joined team for his first summer camp, young and talented, great addition to our team.
Overall we all worked to our 100% in this camp, coaches and all the support stuff did outstanding job. Only because of them this cam was possible, huge thanks to all of them...Justin, Eric, Joel, Scott, Louis...
Lost of training ahead, and quite a few camps to go, but that was a great way to start the summer training.  
In the next little bit we’ll ski at Sunshine and keep training in Canmore, till the next camp in New Zealand that starts in the end of the July.

SHAKA everybody!!!

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    First day in Maui. You can see how exited we all to start training.
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    Sweat fest out there, sooo warm. 

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    Pit stop, like I said, we had exelent support.
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    Best road for rollerski training, 4h+ of uphill...nothing wrong with that!
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    Yeah buddy...
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    Day off with the fam. Checking out some waterfalls and Babmboo forest.
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    Forest Gump "I mean Devon" show us where should we run.
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    Running in the crator in new One Way T-shirts.

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    Enjoying the View..

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    Above the clouds
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    Good sweat boys...Let's do it again tomorrow!!!
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    Not too bad for a first time :) Loved it.
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    Almost on the top...

2011-06-11

Camp #1 in Bend Oregon and after

Just a short update this time....

Got back from an awesome training camp in Bend, OR. This time weather was nice to us,  and we had some very good skiing days at Mt. Bachelor. It's amazing how much snow get that place every year.

I personally was working on my double polling and getting into new strength plan.

Last two weeks I've been in Canmore, recovering, playing some soccer and now getting in shape for Hawaii Camp, yes that's correct, our ski team, first time in history, going to Hawaii to get some high altitude training. Some nights we will be even camping pretty high up, at the volcano. 

Super exited about that camp, it will be first time in Hawaii for me and my family.

Stay tune for some pictures and more....

 




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