The US National championship at Soldier Hollow, Utah starts on January 3. The first race is the 15/30-kilometer freestyle. We ran into a number of the contenders training at Soldier Hollow in the morning of December 24 and asked them what type of training they were doing today.
The conditions were perfect with fast hard packed course snow, rock solid classic tracks, 28-30 Fahrenheit, sunshine and no wind.
Carl Swenson, US Ski Team (Two twelfth places in this years World Cup): — Long classic intervals.
James Southam, (31st place in the World Cup 15-k skate race in Canmore, Canada): – Skate intervals.
Anders Haugen, sprinter: – Short easy classic distance training.
Lars Flora: – Skate intervals.