David Chamberlain (right)
David has proven that he can do well in any distance from sprint to marathon in both skating and classic. He is in good shape and stayed in Utah to fine-tune his preparations for the upcoming US Nationals at Soldier Hollow that starts January 3. The classic race is his favorite, and making the Worlds team his main goal. He should be considered a medal candidate in any event he enters. I ran into him at Soldier Hollow on December 25th and asked a few questions:
What was on the program today, Dave?
– Two and half hour of easy classic skiing. Heart rates around 125-140. My max is 195 and lactates in this session felt like 1 to 1.5. Hard to say, but it was for sure easy.
How did you place in the recent Continental Cup races?
– I was 3rd in the 10-k classic, 9th in the classic sprint, 5th in the 30-k duathlon/pursuit, 3rd in the 15-k freestyle and 3rd in the skate sprint relay with my teammate Zack Simons. The relay was lots of fun and SOOO close.