I just got back from an awesome camp in Park City. I spent two weeks down there training with the National Team. It was a great way to finish off my last big block of training before winter. Now I have a few weeks at home in Alaska. For the most part, I will spend my time preparing for the long season ahead. Getting my “business” stuff in order so I’m ready to be Europe and away from home for six months and also make the final adjustments to the body. These last adjustments for me consist of firing up all the ski muscles and doing a couple of fake races in the woods to make sure all the cylinders are working. Then I’ll let the training load from the summer and fall settle a bit so I’m nice and fresh when I set foot in Europe. I’m very excited to see how my skiing homework has been going this year. It’s been around 7 months since my last cross country ski race, so I’m the only one that knows how things are going. I look forward to showing the world what I’ve been up to. I feel like the training has been going well, but I want to let the results speak for themselves.
My first World Cup race is November 28th in Finland. I’ve never been that far north in Finland and I always enjoy seeing new venues!
Here are a few pictures from the Park City camp:
Paddy Caldwell, the newest member of the U.S. Ski Team. Great addition to the crew!
I got to visit the Rossignols main headquarters in the U.S. This is my first year racing on Rossignol skis/boots and so far I’m blown away with the great product and service!
Alaska Pacific University athletes Eric Packer and Scott Patterson skiing on the Soldier Hollow track, the 2002 Olympic venue.
Getting this winter started off right! Stopping around in the mountains behind Anchorage.
Pictures from this fall: