I Bonked

While I was driving my Moped back to Provo I was stopped at the light by Provo Canyon and a car full of teenagers rolled down their window and were videoing me and hyping me up! I guess a guy in an all bright blue ski kit with skis strapped to his side sometimes looks hype! Thanks for the love!

In the middle of our tour I didn’t feel a lot of hype. I was less than 2 hours in when I quickly began to enter caloric deficit and “bonked.” That’s a word that basically means you run out of energy and feel sick, and could eat a cow. It’s tough. This was a mild bonk, but I was struggling. It was weird because we hadn’t been going super fast, and we hadn’t gone very far. My thought is that yesterday I went harder than I realized which pushed fatigue in my body. And on top of that, I don’t think I ate enough for dinner last night, or for breakfast and lunch today. I’ve been training for the past few months to train without food, and I’ve been able to do 3-4 hour tours without any problems. This was the first time something like this happened. Thankfully my partners had extra food that they graciously gave me and after a few minutes it got into the system and I felt great for the second half of the tour.

We skied in Silver Fork which is one drainage down BCC from Solitude. It’s East – North East Facing and the snow doesn’t usually get affected by the sun or wind too much. It also doesn’t get skied nearly as much as a lot of the other areas in BCC and LCC probably because there’s an approach and the laps are short. We skied four different laps, all around the meadow chutes area and they were all great! It’s a fun area to do some quick laps in good snow and there’s a lot of options.

On the way home I bought a new pair of skis!! I’m super excited. Hopefully I’ll get to try them out tomorrow. They’re Salomon SLAB X-Alps. I decided it was time for something that will allow me to go up hill a little faster. With 170 length, and 79 waist they should be super fun for big days, and new objectives. Mounted with Dynafit Superlight 2.0’s they’re even light enough to do some casual racing with. More on them soon.

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