2011 Aspen Camp kicked off today with nearly 50 athletes from Aspen, Boulder, Crested Butte, Durango, Summit, Steamboat, and Vail in attendance.
Athletes and coaches participated in the Severy Invitational 5km XC race to start the camp with SSCV’s Cal Deline taking a hard fought victory over CB coach Duncan Callahan. Times were a little slow this year due to a dusting of fresh snow covering the grassy course and making for slick footing. Boulder coach Lenka Palanova won the women’s race, with Emily Hannah from SSWSC and Emily Larson taking 3rd and 4th in the women’s field.
The morning’s precipitation melted away and left us a beautiful afternoon to rollerski Woody Creek Road. The team replenished fuel at Hickory House BBQ and will rollerski and run again tomorrow. Eat, train, sleep, repeat… isn’t training camp life great?