It’s that time again, snow is on the ground in much of the Northern world, and I’m back to Scandinavia starting out a new racing season!
I left my home training base of Craftsbury, VT on November 16th, after a great summer and fall of training. Maybe more on that later, but for now it’s time to focus on the present moments. The first stop of this European tour was Beitostolen, Norway, where the whole US Ski Team and Period 1 World Cup US starters were convening for a training camp and warm-up races.
Continue reading “Scandinavian Winter Start” →
The announcement came out today about the Seefeld 2019 World Championships team, and I’m very excited to be part of a strong US team! Continue reading “Path to Seefeld: World Cup P1” →
While I’m back in VT trying to ignore the big time change number (+16 hours, or -8hrs + 1 day) and the repercussions of a long travel day-plus, here are some nicer numbers from a great training trip. Continue reading “NZ by the Numbers” →
As the ski racing season wrapped up in Craftsbury, VT in late March, I prepared to head to Alaska for the beginning of April. My first week in AK would take me way up north to the village of Point Hope, for volunteer coaching of the local school kids as part of the Skiku program. Continue reading “Coaching for Skiku” →
Here are a handful of my favorite Olympic moments from the recently completed 2018 Pyeongchang South Korea Winter Olympics. Continue reading “Favorite Olympic moments” →
Being in South Korea, at the 2018 Winter Olympics, is an amazing experience so far. Not one that can be easily distilled into a string of words and images. If feels like I’ll be processing and absorbing these days, these memories for a long time to come. Here’s just the start, a look at my first week or so in South Korea. Continue reading “Beginning the Olympic experience” →
US Nationals brought the ski racing community up to Anchorage, AK in early January 2018. We contested 4 races – skate sprint, classic sprint, 10km/15km skate, and 20km/30km classic mass start. Continue reading “Nationals 2018” →
When a frustrating weekend of ski racing STILL makes you remember how much you like to race, things are ok! But from here, I’m going to be climbing up! Continue reading “Climbing up from the Supertour Opener” →
My team (the Craftsbury Green Racing Project) ventured north into Quebec in late October and early November, to take advantage of saved-and-rolled-out snow at the Foret Montmorency. We spent Monday through Thursday of two consecutive weeks at “the Foret”, returning to VT in between to compete in the Nensa Elite rollerski race at Trapps. Continue reading “Foret Montmorency GRP camp, times 2” →
It has been my intention to share a few glimpses of my spring even here a little ways after the fact. In the context of this recent running success, it seems particularly appropriate to look back on the April adventures that helped build my current fitness. I believe that the best way to build fitness is to go outside with friends, challenge yourself to develop new skills, cover some human-powered ground, and have fun! Continue reading “Spring Reflections” →