Entries by Katrina Howe

Onward to Montana!

Yesterday we made the big drive northeast to West Yellowstone, MT. On our way we made a few stops, first at The Gold Mine (the same thrift shop from Monday evening) where Carl scored some brand new spiked Salomon running shoes, Colin found a set of his high school race tights, and Margo grabbed a deal […]

Final Day in Sun Valley

Another packed day here in Sun Valley with a lot of photos capturing the fun so I’m going to keep the writing to a minimum and get straight to the good stuff…. Last night’s dinner by Rena, Carl, Brian and Greg. Enchiladas and they were AWESOME! Today we did a double pole around Sun Valley/Ketchum […]

Day 3: Goat Lake!

After some decadent pancake and crepe breakfasts this morning we ventured north to hike to Goat Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains. The drive, which offers views of multiple mountain ranges in all directions, took us over Galena Pass and down to Stanley, ID. Stanley is a popular fishing and camping destination in the summer but […]

Day 2: Sun Valley

Day two is almost a wrap. The crew had another great day, rollerskiing in Sun Valley this morning and using the SVSEF gym this afternoon for a strength workout. We had overcast skies this morning which meant temps stayed cooler for our first session. This afternoon the clouds thinned a bit but the sun didn’t […]

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Italy: Day 8

Today we trained right outside our door again, joining skiers from across the region in their fall fitness testing. It was very official with bibs, a start list, and numbered stations run by coaches from the Mals Sport Oberschule. After a short welcome (all in German) the morning began with a weigh-in and height measurement. One […]

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Italy: Day 5, 6 and 7

After several days on the road during prime photo-uploading hours, here is a three day update! Thursday (Day 5): With some cloudier weather settling into the valley we decided to stay closer to home, doing a morning track workout with the local cross country skiers followed by an afternoon strength workout in the gym. It was […]

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Italy: Day 4 on the Stelvio Glacier

Yesterday we had a perfect day for a trip to the Stelvio Glacier. The sky was cloudless, there was absolutely no wind, and temperatures were cold enough over night to freeze the track, but warmed up enough during our ski to take away the concrete corduroy that greeted us first thing. The drive up to the Stelvio […]

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Italy: Day 3

Greetings from Italy, where the weather continues to be beautiful, the food has been awesome, the training has been both fun and challenging (at times) and the kids are starting to get tired! Our third day in the South Tyrol started with a long skate rollerski up the Martell Valley. The road climbs pretty consistently […]