Thursday, February 6, 2014
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Photo Credit: USST
One thing I have been reflecting on the last few days is how amazing people have been to support me this year. I raced more this year then I ever have, I traveled to more countries, stayed in more hotels, and traveled on more airplanes then I ever have in a ski season. None of this was cheap and none of it would have been possible without all the generous people who have helped me over the years. A special thanks to NNF for their support to nordic skiers. A big shout out to all of you that support them who support us!
Photo credit: fasterskier
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Yesterday was another great opportunity. It's really exciting putting my toe to the line knowing I'm in better shape and skiing faster then ever. My goal this week was to watch and learn from the best in the World. I try to be realistic and not be to hard on myself when I don't see my name near the top of the results sheet. Yesterdays race was a 15 kilometer skate, I went out at a hot pace thinking that was my best shot at posting a fast time. When I went through the stadium onto my second lap my legs started getting heavy and really tired. I then struggled a little bit on the second lap but was still able to make good movements and was trying to really hammer the fast flat sections. By the last couple kilometers of the race my body was starting to come around again and I was able to leave the rest of my energy out there on the last couple climbs and into the finish. The course was tougher then most courses I see in the U.S., it felt like if I wasn't climbing up a steep hill I was hauling down one. Overall I was pretty happy with my race and I now know how much work I need to do to be the best in the world. It has been a lot of fun racing at these championships and seeing all my teammates kick butt. I'm now looking forward to racing the 50k classic on Sunday and cheering on the mens 4x10km relay tomorrow!
I want to thank all of my friends, family, teammates, and supporters for helping me get here. This has been an eye opening trip.