Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Powder

It's kind of ironic...i'm sitting here in Vicksburg, Mississippi as I write this blog post.  Except for when I have to work on the weekends, the skiing has been splendid.  I've actually heard that this is the best skiing to memory for some, and it won't be "this" good until 20-30 years down the road!  I hope that isn't true - summer sucks and I have an immense passion for skiing.

Our after work ski destinations have proved great skiing in North Bowl, the north facing shots off of Magnificent, and Gordon Lyon.  Not to mention Marc and I's tour back to Friendship Pass - and we recce'd a nice dark cold powder shot called "Black Prospect". Notice the views of Denali in the background on the ridge.
Marc mining his own prospect.
We were able to ski Gordon Lyon twice in the past weeks.  Last Thursday there were a total of eleven people who arrived for the shredfest.  Kinda felt like Peak 3.

Tyler gains access to the goods.
The seldom seen author getting his...
A lot of to-do lists have been getting checked off this year: Pioneer, Eagle and probably a ton of other peaks that I don't hear about.  And many more, we'll be skiing good snow until May!

Ski safe!

Oh yeah... the CrossFit Games Open 2012 has come to a close.  I hurt my back about 2 weeks ago after the Tour of Anchorage, so i missed workouts 12.3 and 12.4.  I managed to squeak out 66 reps for WOD 12.5 - 110# Thrusters and Chest-to-Bar pullups.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Crossfit Open Games WOD 12.2

Quick update:

WOD 12.2 for the Crossfit Open Games is posted here:

Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
30 Snatch (M 75 / F 45 lbs)
30 Snatch (M 135 / F 75 lbs)
30 Snatch (M 165 / F 100 lbs)
Max Rep Snatch (M 210 / F 120 lbs)

This workout begins from the standing position. The athlete will complete all reps at the first weight before advancing to the next weight. Score is total reps completed in 10min.

The trouble about this workout is that i've never even done a snatch.  I feverishly searched the internet for instruction on this olympic lift.  I practiced with a piece of PVC pipe in my office...interrupted by Meg saying "what are you doing?!?!"

My score = 32.  Not too bad considering my new PR is 135 lbs.  That's a lot of weight to get over your head.

Nuff of that.  Check out this video of an avalanche that hit a fishing warehouse in King Cove, Alaska.  Pure destruction.  Luckily the employees left about 30 minutes for the day.

Ski it if you can!

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