"It's Groundhog Day!"
The 2nd day of camp is similar to the movie "Groundhog Day" in that we basically repeat everything that occurred the day before. The one exception today was the fact that the wake-up calls were at 4:55 AM versus 5:05 AM. Perfect...
We arrived Huck's earlier today because Erich abides by the Reese Bobby quote from "Talladega Nights", 'If you ain't first, your last'. There is another camp in session that threatens to eat breakfast at Huck's earlier than us -so we show up earlier; problem solved.
We were able to get on the lifts early today. By 7:15 all courses were set, the campers were on their 2nd drill run and at 7:30 it was game on.
The day begins with demonstration drills by the coaches, with the emphasis on slow and deliberate arcing of turns and the ever present pole plant; the basics. The coaches consistently hear the praises of Erich as they properly perform the drills, the campers - not so much.
The salt that was thrown onto the lanes on Monday seems to have harden up the snowpack as the courses held up amazingly well. Three course sets for all three groups and very little down time led to a productive day of training.
Training ended at just after noon and everyone headed back down to Welches for video analysis, dryland & dinner. Our afternoon consisted of ski tuning and setting up another 10 sets of skis for one more day of slalom training and tomorrow -timing.
At the evening meeting all of the athletes are asked how many runs they took in the gates and how many gates they skied for the day and the standard for the day was an almost incomprehensible 1,000 SL gates.
After the meeting most of the Group #1 racers were in the tuning garage getting their gear dialed in for tomorrows testing & timing. Yes parents of Group #1 racers you read that right...