Mid-February Updates

Last Tuesday was a fast and fun ‘butterfly’ shaped course with a good ol’ bootpack and nice switchbacks. Joey Campanelli took the overall win- congrats Joey! Did you snap a sweet photo during the race or afterwards at Molly Greens? Tag @utahskimo or send it our way (utahskimountaineering at gmail). Don’t forget to sign up to help out at the races- we could always use a few more folks to assist with course set-up/take down and checking people in: https://www.timetosignup.com/utahskimo/view/46047

We’ve added a calendar to the Utah Skimo website! No more digging through blogs posts or e-mails for details about events. Check it out (and while your there subscribe to the blog to make sure you’re getting all the latest and greatest Utah Skimo news!).

There are two upcoming clinics- Skinning Technique and Race Nutrition. Don’t miss out! Want even more time to learn? Check out The Sports Loft Team Tour:  http://www.buyskigearonline.com/The-SPORT-LOFT-TEAM-TOUR-at-Alta-February-27th-2016-The-SPORT-LOFT-TEAM-TOUR.htm

February 18:
Skinning Technique Clinic, 
6:30 p.m. Brighton
You spend the majority of the time climbing up so why not come learn some tips and tricks to make the most of that time (and maybe help save some energy for the way down!)
Let us know you’re coming either by responding to the facebook event or sending an e-mail with ‘Clinic’ and the subject line.

February 23:
Wasatch Citizen Series Race #7, 7pm (sharp!) Start Brighton Ski Resort

Race #7. The last night race before the Powder Keg. Make sure you’ve got your system dialed in! Don’t forget to show up early so you can check in, warm up and get to the start in time for the pre-race course description and 7pm gun.

February 24:
Nutrition Clinic 6:30 pm The Sports Loft
4678 E Highland Dr, Holladay, UT 84117

Should you carb load before a big event or avoid them all together? Do gels really doing anything other than leave a gooey mess everywhere? How much and how often should you eat during a long event? What is the optimal hamburger/beer ratio for maximizing recovery? If you’ve ever wondered about these or other questions regarding nutrition, then join us Wednesday, February 24th where we’ll learn from Jennie Harris!

Jennie Harris is a second year student in the Coordinated Master’s Program in Dietetics at the University of Utah, with a focus on Sports Nutrition. Jennie is particularly interested in wilderness nutrition. A former nordic ski racer, Jennie is now an avid backcountry and nordic skier, trail runner and climber.