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The last few weeks I have been ramping up my training again.  My focus has been on just rebuilding my base with a lot of easy training.  One of the methods my coach has me using to keep the effort easy is to only breathe through my nose. &nbs...

My Triple Play group from the Club has the chance to experience the beauty of Theodore Wirth Park. We have been meeting and talking about healthy eating and the importance of exercise for the past three weeks. Thanks to trips for kids for setting us up...

The staff at the Boys and Girls Club gave me a nice thank you: tickets to my first Twins game in the new stadium. I have always been a Twins fan ever since I was little and my parents told me they were named after my twin brother and I. Our house is o...

The 2012 season wrapped up today with the 50km National Championships. Thank you to Craftsbury for fighting the eighty degree weather and hanging on to a race course for us. 33 laps today. I had a solid day and finished 12th. Thanks for the wonderful...

  It's late March and the end of the ski season is upon us. After racing (or cheering) in Italy Brian and I flew straight into Burlington, Vermont. We stayed with our (new) friends Tom and Anna in Burlington and reminisce about Minnesota before h...

58th today, +2:13 out. Had a fun battle out there today with the guy who I tied with Yesterday.  He caught me at 5km and we tried to break eachother.  I was able to get 10 seconds on hime in the final kilometer.  Not battling for the pos...

Tomorrow is Day 1 of the EurOPA Finals mini tour here in Toblach with a 3.3km Prologue.  Mostly racing and not much training these last few weeks of the season. We are in Toblach which has been an annual host to World Cups for the past few years. ...

My first trip to Europe as a ski racer I came to Slovenia for the U23 World Championships in 2006.  I didn't really know much about U23 and World Juniors and actually found out that I qualified for the championshipis by an email that I thought was...

OPA races are the real deal. 11 countries brought athletes and techs to Rogla for the weekend.Same wax trailers as on the World Cup. Each country has one with their flag on the door. Colin (SVSEF), Fish (USST) and Casey (APU) gave us all some great ski...

The long drive from Switzerland to Rogla went pretty smooth.  It took us pretty much all day but as we left the mountains we also escaped the snow.  We are staying at the top of the mountain at the resort in Rogla.  The road up the mount...

Good day for the Americans here in Feutersoey, Switzerland.  As the men waited for the start command we were able to watch Becca (APU) take the win.  Erik Bjornsen led the day for the US men finishing a strong second place to World Cup vetera...

Waxing in a barn for the Swiss cup, but these races are legit.  Remo Fisher (6th in a World Cup this year) was the man to beat today.  Congratulations to Tad today who went for it and gave it a good go.  He was 1 second up on Remo when h...

One of the things we have been waiting all year to do is get out skiing with the neighborhood kids.  The last few weeks the kids have stopped over every few days to ask, "Can we go skiing today?"  With the Birkie coming up and battling a smal...