After Springer, I decided to head home to Aspen and clear my head. I had a great time training at home. I had some great roller skiing and biking interval sessions up to the Maroon Bells. My parents even took some days off of work to come watch and critique. My last day at home I went into town with some friends and watch the annual Ducky Derby race. It is a fun event put on by Aspen's Rotary program. There is cotton candy, bouncy houses and obstacle courses, and of course, the ducky derby race. We watched 30,000 ducks float down the river. The winner received $10,000! I had an amazing week at home and had a great time seeing family and friends before they head back to college.
I am now back in Park City for a rest week. I will be jumping a lot this week to improve my jumping and to try and get out of this "rut." These upcoming weeks are very important for training. We have VO2 treadmill testing and strength testing at the COE on Monday and Tuesday. I will be training in Park City until August 29th, and then head back to Europe for the second training camp this summer. I will keep you updated during the upcoming weeks!