This morning I went on an hour and a half skate roller ski with my Team Homegrown teammates. From left to right above: Sylvan Ellefson, Ryan Scott, Christian Shanley, me, Max Scrimgeour, and Tony Ryerson. Here’s Tony after the ski: This afternoon … Continue reading →
This morning I went to the Aspen Rotary Club Meeting with my dad. It was fun to see a lot of people I had not seen in a while. Plus the breakfast is fantastic. When I go with my dad … Continue reading →
I had the day off of training today. I spent the day trying to get organized before leaving tomorrow for Vail. I won’t be back in Aspen (except a quick trip on Saturday for the fundraiser!) until after the first … Continue reading →
There was a bear getting into our neighbor’s trash this morning. He didn’t seem to mind all the people around. Apparently the bear-proof trash cans around here aren’t very effective. My workout this morning was a three hour run on the Hunter … Continue reading →
I classic roller skied for two hours this morning up the beautiful Castle Creek Valley. To my pleasant surprise, they repaved the entire 12 mile length of the road since I last skied it. I tend to talk about how … Continue reading →
I haven’t been in Aspen since mid-August. I had a good low key day at home. I skate roller skied for two hours by myself this morning and went for an hour run this afternoon. I spent the middle of … Continue reading →
I have not yet achieved my goal of qualifying for the US Ski Team’s A Team. The US Ski Team does not fund B Team athletes for any flights, room, or board while travelling and competing on the World Cup. … Continue reading →
We left the hotel at 5 this morning for the Calgary airport. The airport is an hour and a half drive from Canmore. After dropping us off, our great coaches drove (or are driving) all the way back to Salt … Continue reading →
Today was the Frozen Thunder Classic Sprint Race put on by Cross Country Canada. It was professionally run and super well organized. I didn’t ski as well as I have in the past. The top 16 skiers from the individual … Continue reading →
This morning the US Ski Team did a skate speed session. The workout was two hours long with 18 by 15 second speeds. Here’s my teammate Kris Freeman before the session: Speeds are continuously a struggle for me. My sprint … Continue reading →
This morning I did an hour and a half double pole only (a classic technique using only my arms) by myself. Some of the hills on the 1.8 kilometer loop are tough to double pole up. It was a bit … Continue reading →
JohnnyKlister.com, a fun website that makes fun of the Nordic ski world, put up a condemnation of anyone who continues to support Lance Armstrong. I recommend it. You can find it here.
Kris Freeman and I skate skied for three and a half hours this morning on the 1.8 kilometer loop here in Canmore. We did somewhere around 38 laps. It was again cold enough to make snow, and we are hopeful … Continue reading →
In my post yesterday about the classic race, I mistakenly put up video from Sunday’s distance session instead of the race (not nearly as exciting!). The race video is up now.
My technique coach, Zach Caldwell of Caldwell Sport, put together this fun video with his son Gunnar about me and Madshus.
This morning the US Ski Team did a 10 kilometer individual start classic race on the 2 kilometer loop here in Canmore, Alberta. I had a pretty good day. I lost to my teammate Kris Freeman, but I was closer … Continue reading →
It was cold enough to make snow here in Canmore, Alberta today! This morning’s workout was a 2.5 hour classic ski. The loop was crowded and we did a lot of laps. There were some near collisions (and some actual … Continue reading →
It snowed on and off all day here in Canmore. Kris Freeman and I got up early to do a skate intensity session before the two kilometer loop got too crowded. Even though we started skiing in the dark at … Continue reading →
We woke up in beautiful Canmore, Alberta today. Canmore, like other places around the world, saved snow from last season to provide an on-snow training opportunity before there is natural snow and before it’s cold enough to make snow. They … Continue reading →
I traveled with teammate Tad Elliott from Park City to Canmore, Alberta, Canada today. Because of our limited budget, we didn’t have the best itinerary. We flew from Salt Lake City to Phoenix, Arizona. We got nice views of the Grand Canyon: … Continue reading →