December 20, 2010

Backcountry Fuel

I've gotten in the habit of running for at least 1.5 hours in the early morning before we go out backcountry skiing on weekends. Since so many people ski tour in the Central Wasatch, skintracks are usally laid down and I don't really have to break trail all day. So that means more running AND more skiing. That also means on days that your running 15+ miles and climbing 5000+ feet, you gotta put some fuel in the furnace. Andrea and I think we've found the perfect food to get the day started right:

For breakfast, eggs with ground turkey, cheese, onions, peppers, and salsa. Its delicious, hot, and filling. Chug a couple glasses of diet dew along with breakfast, and load the skis on the car and head up the canyons.

Once we're out in the mountains, we actually don't eat a lot. We're usually more focusing on climbing and skiing. Quick fuel, like trail mix and little candy bars, are usually in our pockets for transitions. But the #1 snack food that nothing, and I mean nothing, can beat is good old fashioned cheese and crackers.

And once we're home, after dinner, we usually have at least 4-5 flavors of ice cream to choose from! :-)

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