Tasha Betcherman is a cross country skier from Canada. She lives and
in Canmore, Alberta. Her family is in Thunder Bay, Ontario as well as her
home club of Lappe Nordic. She won two National Championship races in 2003
as well as represented Canada at the World Championships in Val di Femme,
The Time is now
Since spending a few weeks in Park City this spring working with Torbjorn Karlsen
and John Aalberg I’ve developed an entirely new perspective on how to
approach my training for Cross-country skiing. In the past my training and preparation
have been solid but I saw that I was lacking a few things and couldn’t
find the answers on my own. Park City as a training venue can hardly be matched
anywhere and after the first few sessions I knew I had come to the right place.
One thing that needed to be defined more clearly were my training levels in
relation to my maximum heart rate values. My previous work was lacking in that
area so all of a sudden one or two small changes made a big difference. As athletes
we generally know our bodies and systems quite well so training in a natural
way is nothing new but sometimes a little reminder can carry you a long way.
Along with the training we had some very valuable follow up sessions. My good
friend and fellow athlete, Sarah Peters and I made our way to some excellent
restaurants, coffee shops and shopping in the area.
I’m very thankful to have had this time in Park City to work with such
knowledgeable and friendly people. I’m looking forward to returning again