School is out for summer and the entire 2010/11 CXC Team is together for the first time.  We have a big crew this year with 18 athletes on the roster.  Unfortunatly the marathon team athletes are not at training camp a solid group of 10 athletes and 3 coaches have been pushing each other and [...]

Spring in Washington has been surprisingly rainy and wet.  On Saturday the weather finally broke and we had a beautiful spring day.  One of my favorite workouts is to roller ski up Washington Pass.  We had a good group, Me, Chad, Mom, Dad, Mac, Mark and Margaret. Our June CXC Camp starts today in Marine [...]

Margaret is helping me with some training zone definitions through blood lactate testing.  Thanks Margaret for loaning me the equipment and thanks Mom for running the test.  I ran two 30 second intervals, took a lactate bath for 7 minutes and then ran 5 minutes at a steady heart rate.  Values looked good with lactates [...]

We dropped Scott off at the airport yesterday afternoon and decided to take advantage of being so close to Smith Rocks.  A beautiful area that has held a firm place in my memory after my junior coach ‘Flash’ took Sam, Chad, and I here when we were in Bend for J3 Championships back in the [...]

The 50km Holmenkollen  mass start freestyle World Cup is tomorrow in Oslo Norway.  Brian has been looking forward to this event all year and we (his family) are excited to be able to watch the race (via streaming in the US) even though it starts at 3:45 AM Pacific Time.  (Can you say Coca Cola)  In [...]

The best skiers in the world are gathered in Norway for the Drammen World Cup Sprint.   This will be Brian’s first European World Cup.  The qualifier will be at 5am PCT with live results at: Live Results of Drammen World Cup GO Bri GO! We are all rooting for you back home.