I would like to thank the Alberta World Cup Society for funding the Academy program. Also, a big thanks to my awesome sponsors and of course my family who have supported me every step of the way!
I'm always looking for new sponsors so if you are interested or know of anyone who might be then contact me at alyssonmarshall(at)gmail.com for my sponsorship package.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
We did a small talk, Chandra led a warm-up then we split the 52 girls into 3 groups and circuited through 3 stations (biathlon, agility/ski striding, and ultimate frisbee). Chandra finished off the afternoon with an inspirational speech. The stations were all big hits and it was tough for the girls to pick their favorite part.
We were on the front page of the Canmore Leader (here) and there was an article in the Rocky Mountain Outlook (here).
I just came off a rest week (only 6 hours of training!) and I'm getting set for a busy week. The team is doing spring testing so I have a double pole test and uphill skate time trial at the end of the week. My biochem course is almost done and my final exam is on the 30th so I'll be spending a lot of time at my desk memorizing metabolic pathways, enzyme mechanisms and other fascinating things.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
It's hard to believe but I've already done 6 weeks of training! The new Academy team started the year off with an 8-day training camp at Silver Star. Sovereign Lake groomed about 10km of trails and there was a lot of snow so the skiing was awesome! It wasn't quite the sunny spring conditions I expected as it snowed and was cloudy for a lot of the time but it was good to spend some more time on snow.
The skiing didn't end in Silver Star. The Rocky Mountain Racers team arranged for a groomed loop at Sunshine after the downhill closed so I spent 2 days skiing up there. I picked the best days to go as it was cold overnight and sunny and warm both days. The snow was hard enough that we spent the first half of the workout crust skiing all over the meadows before moving to the groomed track for the end of the ski. Here are some pictures - they didn't turn out very well but you can get the idea.
Looking down on the groomed loop
I also want to send out a big thank you to the Salmar Community Association for their recent award (you can see the news release here) and Kristi Richards and her Supporting the Dream Legacy Fund. I really appreciate the support!