After taking my first ski on the local trails yesterday, I quickly remembered how spoiled Anchoraguans are with free trails at Kincaid Park. But, a quick look at langrenn.com today offers an even better reminder of how it could be. From langrenn.com: Brazilian Jacqueline Mourão trains in a special way for the Olympics in Vancouver. This will be the fourth time participating in the Olympic games for Mourão. The was in Torino for cross country skiing and in Athens and Beijing for mountain biking. Last winter she raced in the 30Km in Liberec and finished in 55th place. Now she’s working towards the next Olympics by doing cross country training on the sand dunes outside Rio De Jeneiro. See the video from her training below.
And another thing to keep in mind – remember Beth and Joanne Reid from the West Yellowstone SuperTour? Beth is 50 years old and the mother of 17 year old Joanne, and they live in Palo Alto. You tell me why these people are so fast when all they can do there is rollerski?