Start PolesPerfectly awesome 2 weeks training in the winter wonderland, ski-paradise also known as West Yellowstone. TeamGregg teamed up with CXC Marathon team member JackedUp to get the jump on some preseason and final race prep for the first USSA Supertour Races.
JackedUp came straight from manning an Anesthesia Machine 8-16 hr a day to masquerading as a Worldclass XC Skier.
Training approximately 4 hrs a day. Usually a day consists of prebreakfast run and core work, morning ski afternoon ski sometimes combined with power strength sessions.
Great opportunity to get used to and test out this years new equipment
Responsive skiing with great technique due to Rossignol Skis and Boots, hands kept warm with this years line of TOKO gloves over mitts and mittens, Rossignol skis gliding fast and kicking great with TOKO wax and tools, great vision in sun and clouds due to Rudy Project Glasses, pushing forward with stiff well swinging Start Poles, kept dry and warm with hard training in extreme conditions with Craftsportswear long underwear race suits and trading clothes, feet kept warm with Fitsocks.
Second week most of immiediate family came to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The 2 weeks of training Culminated in 2 Supertour races. Brian crushed the 15km Skate Supertour Race beating out training brother Matt Liebsch by 5 seconds and getting a Worldcup start in 2 weeks at Davos 30km individual start skate race. Brian also had a decent sprint race finishing 10th.
Meanwhile JackedUp raced at Half-speed to finish in the top half both days. Got to meet up with more members of the CXC Team, Coach Andy Keller getting us squared away for the season. Superstar Kyle Bertraud getting his season going. Fellow Marathon Racer Andy Brown and Alice Flanders also the Russion phenom Natalia. Also pictured is the Mad TOKO Scientist/Magician Chris Magerl giving a wax clinic boosted with with whiskey tasting and flames. Not a recommendation generally.
Was extracted back to reality in the East through Park City and got to get a short 10mile tour of the area with old friend Bill Demong and his superfast Canine.
Folks hopefully this story is just beginning approximately 80 days to the Birke.