Lead-up to Ruka

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”

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Snippets of November

November took me from Vermont to Quebec back to Vermont, and now out west to Montana. The start of the race season has arrived, and tomorrow will be the skate sprint Supertour at West Yellowstone. Continue reading “Snippets of November”

Training life in mid-June

Last week was a fairly standard summer training week for me in Craftsbury, but that’s not to say it’s boring or without unexpected (and expected) challenges. I realized that if I ever want to write “this is not what I usually do,” in future posts, I might need to outline my idea of usual. Continue reading “Training life in mid-June”