Its crazy to think that I am getting ready to start the 2012 season tomorrow. We won’t be starting with an easy training. Instead we will be doing physical testing that demands the utmost power, strength, and endurance. That will give the coaches the base for what to look for in the summer and leading into the winter. This season will starts our preparation and building towards the 2014 Winter Olympics.
For me this spring will be a very fun filled but busy spring. Most of our team has decided to change things up and race road bikes this spring and most of the summer. It will be a different way for us to train but also to keep us motivated on working towards the winter. I will be racing for Colesport here in Park city, Utah with Billy Demong, Bryan Fletcher, Nick Hendrickson, Brett Denney, and Biathlon athlete Jeremy Teela. I have found cycling a good way for me to cross train as it uses strength and endurance in the biggest way. It is also easy on the body as it doesn’t have the pounding on my body as running.
As far as our training camps for skiing, it will mostly be the same. We will travel to Steamboat a couple times, and Europe a couple of times to mix things up and get the low altitude jumping and cross country training you need. I really look forward to see what progress I make this spring and summer as I look forward to next year! Stay tuned as there will be a lot happening this year!