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” →
It’s the eve of the cross-country World Cup opener, to be held in Ruka, Finland. Tomorrow is the classic sprint, but my first start this year will be in the 10k classic interval start on Sunday, Nov. 25th. There’s always so much uncertainty, and yet also optimism, at the start of the season. Continue reading “Lead-up to Ruka” →
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” →
Last week I was out in California for a running race, a brief departure from ski training in Vermont. The Broken Arrow Skyrace is relatively new as far as races go, this being only its 3rd year, but it has a lot going for it and was an excellent event! Continue reading “The Broken Arrow Skyrace experience” →
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” →
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 was an awesome experience to be part of the US mountain running team for World Championships! Selected based on US Mountain Running Championships in June, the team convened on July 27th in Premana, Italy. Our single race would be held on July 30th, starting off with junior 1-lap races in the morning, followed by the senior women and senior men with 2 laps of a 6.5k loop, for a total of 13k. Continue reading “Mountain running Worlds – Italy, part 2” →
The first half of my trip to Italy has flown by in a whirlwind of activities! I could have happily spent my whole trip at any one of the places I’ve visited, but that just means I’ll need to come back to see more of each area at a later time. My trip started on July 19th, and I’ll be back to the US on July 31st.
Now that I’m in Premana, Italy, and actually taking a little down time, I have the opportunity to reflect on the first half of the trip. Premana is the venue for the Mountain Running World Championships, which is coming up tomorrow! Continue reading “Italy, part 1” →