Scandinavian Winter Start

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.

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Reflections and the World Cup

It’s a tricky line of work to be in, this professional ski racer business. At the end of the day, we’re judged primarily on the quality of the racing results we produce as individuals, simple numbers on a page of exceptional athletes. Are results always a true reflection of the work done by racer and support staff, the process of getting to the present moment, the potential of a given individual? Continue reading “Reflections and the World Cup”

Opening the door to the points!

This past Sunday, I crossed a major threshold in my skiing career by scoring World Cup points! I’m really excited at having completed this achievement, but I’m not going to be resting there, I can still see so much progress to make and am already looking forward to the next race!

Sharing a moment of happiness right after the 10k in Falun with GRP teammate Ida Sargent (center) and USST’s Liz Stephen (right). Congrats to Liz on her nice 14th place finish too!

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