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FasterSkier FasterSkierNovember 16, 2009

divIn one week I went from being in East Montpelier, VT to being in Beitostolen, Norway!  Here is a bit of a picture book of my last 2 weeks./divdivbr //divdivbr //diva onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwF0_NFhxYI/AAAAAAAAAOw/Q8UWAwTsCp0/s1600/Sept-Oct09+514.jpg”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 240px;” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwF0_NFhxYI/AAAAAAAAAOw/Q8UWAwTsCp0/s320/Sept-Oct09+514.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404729657014732162″ /div style=”text-align: center;”East Montpelier Elementary where I went to school.  Murals on the wall are still the same, but I swear the chairs and tables have gotten smaller!/div/adivdiv style=”text-align: center;”span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 238); text-decoration: underline;”br //span/divbr /a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwF0-sH_-9I/AAAAAAAAAOo/RRITNF2MXzA/s1600/Sept-Oct09+503.jpg”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 240px;” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwF0-sH_-9I/AAAAAAAAAOo/RRITNF2MXzA/s320/Sept-Oct09+503.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404729648166730706″ /div style=”text-align: center;”Berlin Elementary.  I was pleasantly surprised by how many kids had cross-country skied before.  Thanks to all three schools for being so welcoming towards me./div/adivdivbr /img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 240px;” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFzJzA0gZI/AAAAAAAAAOQ/QyfqkCnCGKI/s320/IMG_0006.JPG” border=”0″ alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404727639970972050″ /div style=”text-align: center;”My Mom’s birthday party the night before I left.  I think she would tell you she just turned 30  and I would have to bet that if you met her you would believe her./diva onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFzKqEDe6I/AAAAAAAAAOg/r8SJVIiFapM/s1600/IMG_0064.JPG”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 312px; height: 320px;” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFzKqEDe6I/AAAAAAAAAOg/r8SJVIiFapM/s320/IMG_0064.JPG” border=”0″ alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404727654748486562″ //adivdiv style=”text-align: center;”Me in the start gate with my East Montpelier Elementary Roadrunners /divdiv style=”text-align: center;”T-shirt, courtesy of the Kindergarten class!/divbr /div style=”text-align: center;”br //diva onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFzKczkArI/AAAAAAAAAOY/9JSBv-TUgxk/s1600/IMG_0060.JPG”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 240px;” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFzKczkArI/AAAAAAAAAOY/9JSBv-TUgxk/s320/IMG_0060.JPG” border=”0″ alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404727651189654194″ //adiv style=”text-align: center;”Same T-shirt in our wax room.  Quite a few skis, eh?!/divbr /img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 240px;” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFzJukAnAI/AAAAAAAAAOI/Nnmxsg_URYI/s320/IMG_0048.JPG” border=”0″ alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404727638776388610″ /div style=”text-align: center;”First day in Beito.  Team heading to training./div/divdivdiv style=”text-align: center;”span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 238); text-decoration: underline;”br //span/divbr /div style=”text-align: center;”br //divbr /a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFv_UF_ydI/AAAAAAAAAN4/ipScNrzqCco/s1600/IMG_0056.JPG”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 240px; height: 320px;” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFv_UF_ydI/AAAAAAAAAN4/ipScNrzqCco/s320/IMG_0056.JPG” border=”0″ alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404724161337608658″ /div style=”text-align: center;”span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family:’trebuchet ms’;”/span/div/aspandiv style=”text-align: center;”Kikkan and Mo jumping over the trench that emerged from the time we walked to go ski and the time we walked home!  These Norwegians get after it!br //div/spandivdiv style=”text-align: center;”span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 238); text-decoration: underline;”br //span/divbr /a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFv-22cETI/AAAAAAAAANw/D6TGKvKRDC8/s1600/IMG_0059.JPG”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 240px;” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFv-22cETI/AAAAAAAAANw/D6TGKvKRDC8/s320/IMG_0059.JPG” border=”0″ alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404724153487724850″ //a/divdiv style=”text-align: center;”Our daily lunch: Caviar, Fish paste, and Petter Northug bread.  Delicious./divdivdiv style=”text-align: center;”span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 238); text-decoration: underline;”br //span/divbr /img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 240px;” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFv-jK9RkI/AAAAAAAAANo/aTZyjGTcbR0/s320/IMG_0079.JPG” border=”0″ alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404724148205078082″ /div style=”text-align: center;”Randy Hill, our sport scientist, thoughtfully brought a blow-up ice bath for us to travel with all winter!  Yay!  No, actually it is awesome and we have all been in it a lot this past week already.  Ice baths are the key to recovery, despite their less than appealing draw in the winter time./div/divdivdiv style=”text-align: center;”span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 238); text-decoration: underline;”br //span/divbr /img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 240px;” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFv-eK8lII/AAAAAAAAANg/KuT4BtbrxpQ/s320/IMG_0114.JPG” border=”0″ alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404724146862855298″ /div style=”text-align: center;”Race 1 of 2009-2010 season.  10K skate for me, but some of the team started yesterday with a classic sprint.  It’s a great feeling to put on that bib for the first time and charge./div/divdivdiv style=”text-align: center;”span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 238); text-decoration: underline;”br //span/divbr /img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 276px;” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ObMdc4mpVIg/SwFv-Jh2C1I/AAAAAAAAANY/GWD2t7Xmdk4/s320/IMG_0121.JPG” border=”0″ alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5404724141321751378″ /div style=”text-align: center;”Morgan Arritola getting a sweet ride from a really fast French skier.  Mo stuck with her the entire second lap and finished with her.  You get passed and you quickly re-focus and stick to them like glue for as long as you possibly can.  Mo did just that and had a sweet ride for an entire 5K.  The minute you let your mind go to the negative aspect of someone passing you, is the minute your race is over.  Re-evaluate, re-adjust and then re-focus.  First World Cup races are next weekend here in Beito./div/divdiv style=”text-align: center;”span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 238); text-decoration: underline;”br //spanbr //div/div/div/div/divdiv class=”blogger-post-footer”img width=’1′ height=’1′ src=’https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/8313858291794282393-7958875657038836585?l=lizhstephen.blogspot.com’ alt=” //div

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