Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Women's Ski and Yoga Retreat

Another bluebird day on the trail (Photo by Sun Mountain Lodge)
We are excited to announce that we are hosting the 11th annual Women's Ski and Yoga Retreat at Sun Mountain Lodge! Join us March 1-3 for a fun-filled, relaxing time in the Methow's own winter wonderland. Whether you are brand new to the sport or are an experienced skier, there is something for everyone: our expert coaching team will help you become more proficient in both skate and classic skiing in a friendly, supportive environment. 

Each day we'll start with yoga practice, fuel for the day with a delicious breakfast, then have morning and afternoon ski sessions (with a break for more delicious food, of course) on portions of the 65 kilometers of beautifully groomed ski trails Sun Mountain has to offer. Top it off with a post-ski stretch, and relax with new friends.

During your free time, sit with a good book at the fire; take in the beautiful mountain views with a soothing soak in the hot tub; or get a reviving massage for your tired muscles. With ski and yoga instruction for every level, everyone can treat themselves to this wonderful weekend.

The retreat cost is $325 and includes: ski instruction, trail passes, yoga sessions, breakfasts and lunches, and Friday night wine and hors d'oeuvres. Rooms and other activities are additional. Sun Mountain Lodge offers a special room rate for retreat participants of $110 + tax per night, single or double occupancy. Additional persons are $10 per person, per night (four person maximum per room). Call Sun Mountain Lodge directly to make room reservations at: 800-572-0493.

Home for the weekend. Photo by Sun Mountain Lodge
To register: email or mail this form with your check or credit card number to:

Methow Endurance, PO Box 196, 
Winthrop, WA, 98862        

alison.naney (at) gmail.com

Registration deadline is Friday, February 1, 2013. Please note, no refunds will be given after this date.

Check our Facebook page for carpooling options and other updates. Let it snow!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Mountain Festival

Don't miss next Saturday's Fall Mountain Festival at our very own Goat's Beard! Mark Allen will have a slideshow of his recent expedition on the Lacuna Glacier in Alaska. It will be sure to get you excited for the upcoming season. Food, music, mountains...what more could you ask for? See you there!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fall Running and Training Clinic

In order to accommodate more people for our upcoming clinic in October, we changed the fall camp a bit. Rather than having a multi day format, we are now offering a one day running and training clinic on Saturday, October 13, and doing a hill climb on Sunday, October 14th.

Saturday will be a fun and information packed day complete with technique work, strength, intensity workouts and a big lunch to keep us fueled. It will be a mix of both talking through concepts and how to incorporate them into your schedule; and doing a shortened version of the workouts so you really learn how to perform them correctly and effectively.

Here are some of the aspects we'll plan to hit on Saturday's clinic:
  • Nutrition for athletes and an active lifestyle
  • Strength training that fits your schedule
  • Running technique
  • Key workouts for your regimen
We think this one-day format will provide a great, concentrated opportunity to pick up a lot of knowledge and skills which you can transfer into your fitness regime. What better way to spend a beautiful fall day in the Methow?

Got friends? Get a $5 discount for every friend you bring along! Email samuel.naney@gmail.com for more info.

Registration is available under the "Events" link on this website. Direct link is here.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Driveway Butte Hillclimb

School started today, meaning it's the magnificent season of fall. Each October we do a low key, no frills time trial up one of our favorite local trails. This year we decided to try to get more participants, and thought it would be a great way to raise money for our friends Jim and Jan Erickson. Jim was in a bike accident in May, leaving he and Jan unforeseen medical bills. The least we can do is burn our legs and lungs to help them out.

The view from the top. This year's climb is a couple weeks sooner, so there won't likely be snow.
Since it's also ski training season, we're offering a discount for Methow Valley Nordic members, as well as all participants under 18.  Run, ski walk, bound, hike, crawl, the two plus miles up to a lovely vista, catch your breath and cheer others on, then mosey back down to your car where some yummy food awaits. We love friendly competition, so we'll have prizes for the top three men and women, as well as the top male and female under 18.

The happy runners!
October 14, 2012            
8am    Klipchuck Campground
Mazama, WA

Ages 18 and under: $10
Ages 18 plus: $15 
MV Nordic members: $12

To keep entries cheap, we are going old school: register here


A big thank you to our sponsors for this event: