The next week I had the opportunity to host (with my dad) an endurance retreat/vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a group of young athletes, as well as some parents who came along to test their own athletic prowess. It was a successful week of altitude and attitude training for everyone (20 young athletes, 10 older athletes). We ascended more vertical feet than i could count and splashed in as many lakes as we could find in the Wyoming wilderness. I'm not sure who had more fun the kids or the parents, but i know it will be a vacation they will never forget. It was awesome to give back some of the experiences and opprotunities what we have been blessed with. Although, in reality it was God who put the beautiful mountains in place and created an environment for us to enjoy.
Between the hikes and runs we covered 60+ miles (I added an additional 189 on my bike) and competed in the famous Snow King Hill Climb. This event starts in the town of Jackson with a 1/2 mile flat run before hitting the Snow King ski resort trail that takes you up 1570+ ft in the next 1.8 miles. It hurts so good. I finished in second with another PR, as i have tried to compete in this event whenever i am around for it (that is a new PR for 4 road race/running distances and 1 for olympic distance triathlon in the last 3 months if your counting).