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Yesterday was the 30k National Championships here in Sun Valley.... which is about twice as long as I have ever raced before. Going into this race I have been a bit worried. For the past two months I have been pretty much doing race after race allowing...

After arriving in Sun Valley late last night, we were awoken by quite the surprise. Not only was it no longer storming like it was on the drive up from Boise last night- but the sun was-a-beaming down! I have been to Sun Valley once before when I was s...

What a great video by Kikkan Randall about skiing. It has been fun to get to know Kikkan over the course of this year from summer training to racing on the road with her in Europe. I truly am inspired by not only the way she skis, but also by who she i...

I am finally starting to catch up on life since just recently returning to Anchorage after nearly 4 months straight on the road. I feel like for the past month I have been in a dream... where everything is moving so fast and its just too good. Some of ...

Yesterday was the first day of World Champs here in Oslo, which was the skate sprint. I am still in shock from the whole series of events that took place... I think it is still sinking in.All the events here are being run mid-afternoon, so it leaves a ...

Here are a couple pictures from our past training days in Beito. We trained here for 3 days following the race because it is a nice low key, low stress area with great skiing. Temperatures have been super cold, which has made for some amazing classic s...

At this moment I am sitting on the couch listening to some chill tunes with my feet up, soaking in some sun in Beitostolen, Norway. I must say… don’t think life could get much better at this moment! I am a lucky person to be involved in such a swee...

So far my norwegian experience has been quite the adventure. Having never been to Norway before, I have failed to really use my brain, but instead run around in awe with my my eyes wide open. Nearly 60 hours into my trip now... I am just starting to lo...

For the past five days I have been in Meribel, France getting in some altitude training as well as resting the mind a bit. I have been on the road since November 19th, so for me it is important to have a small break in the middle of such a long series ...

This years U23 and World Junior pre-camp is in Vierumaki, Finland- a "National Sports Institute" about 25 miles outside of World Cup venue, Lahti. For the past four days, we have all been trying to figure out what exactly goes on in this little "vi...

Last week was a week to remember for more then one reason! By the end of the week I had more "first times" then I think I ever have experienced in one week!First Times-1. Traveling to Senior Nationals with the APU Group- This pretty much sets the mood ...

www.flyingpointroad.com photo- during the heatsYesterday marked the first day of 2011 U.S. Nationals here in Rumford Maine. I must say I have never raced on so little snow in my life, but race managers managed to throw together a super impressive race ...

It has been great to spend a couple days at home, relaxing, and kicking up the feet a bit with the family after a long racing block throughout november and december. Unlike last year, the snow in the methow right now is amazing! The first couple of day...

Today was the second day of the mini tour here in Rossland, a 5k skate. It was one RIPPIN course, a 12 minute 5k.!!! I pretty much went with the goal of going as hard as I could the entire time, knowing there was no time to conserve energy. As Erik Flo...

div style="text-align: center;"br //diva onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_l4L_01UOs1s/TQ1ZYSa5Y6I/AAAAAAAAAlA/2mhzJbNAfkI/s1600/DSC_1501.JPG"img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 203px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_l4L_01UOs1s/TQ1ZYSa5Y6I/AAAAAAAAAlA/2mhzJbNAfkI/s320/DSC_1501.JPG" border="0" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5552192189414073250" //adiv style="text-align: center;"br //divToday was the second day of the mini tour here in Rossland, a 5k skate. It was one RIPPIN course, a 12 minute 5k.!!! I pretty much went with the goal of going as hard as I could the entire time, knowing there was no time to conserve energy. As Erik Flora would say, "go like-a-hell". After 12 minutes of aggressive V2ing, some solid hop skating, some seriously gnarly corners, and one super steep climb- I crossed the line 5th place, only 3 seconds out of 2nd. What this means is tomorrow's handicap start is going to make for some exciting times. divdivbr //divdiva onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_l4L_01UOs1s/TQ1ZBu8aoTI/AAAAAAAAAk4/AI6U15DripY/s1600/DSC_1493.JPG"img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_l4L_01UOs1s/TQ1ZBu8aoTI/AAAAAAAAAk4/AI6U15DripY/s320/DSC_1493.JPG" border="0" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5552191801933865266" style="display: block; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: auto; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 320px; height: 213px; " //a/divdivFor tomorrows 10k classic, from what I have heard, Holly will go out first, I will head out second-7 seconds back, and Diggins will be close behind-12 seconds back from me. From there out, girls are packed in super tight. The first one to cross the line wins the overall tour. Should be some fun times!/divdiv style="text-align: left;"br //diva onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_l4L_01UOs1s/TQ1Zu1QNfOI/AAAAAAAAAlI/RSz0nunlryU/s1600/DSC_1770.JPG"img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_l4L_01UOs1s/TQ1Zu1QNfOI/AAAAAAAAAlI/RSz0nunlryU/s320/DSC_1770.JPG" border="0" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5552192576721616098" style="display: block; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: auto; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 232px; height: 320px; " //adiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"Congrats to APU skiers H. Brooks and Lars for their wins!/span/divdivbr //divdivThanks to Rob Whitney for the pics from the race today./div/divdiv class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/2018521813175454198-6064425135032061266?l=sadiebjornsen.blogspot.com' alt='' //div