Reading your post brought back so many memories for me. You might not remember me but I’m from Winona, MN and skied at NMU during the late 1980’s. I had exactly the same experience you are having now during my final years at NMU. Only advice I can provide is do exactly what you are doing. Step back the pressure, stay positive and probably most important – find yourself beyond skiing. You seem to have a really well rounded life. Shift focus to the other areas while your body recovers to bring back those PR’s. You’ll find you become an even better racer knowing you have those other areas when it comes back. IT WILL COME BACK. Cheers and enjoy the ride. Go Wildcats!!
February 13, 2021 by David Norris
After the races in Falun, Sweden Scott, KO and I traveled to Davos to hunker down for a three week training block. A few days after arriving here I learned that I was named to the World Championship team. Super stoked! So with three weeks to train I made a plan with Erik Flora and […] > READ MORE
January 26, 2021 by David Norris
Such a relief returning to the action and feeling pretty strong. In all honesty I felt stronger than my results showed on paper. I struggled a bit in the classic portion of the 30km skiathlon, but felt awesome in the last 15km skating. I moved into 30th and got out sprinted at the finish line […] > READ MORE
January 20, 2021 by David Norris
Travel to Finland was as easy as it could ever be. The plane was nearly empty so I got a four seat row to myself. I was able to sleep at least 7 of the 9 hour flight from Seattle to Amsterdam. Jack and Hunter- for once we can be germ freaks and fit in! […] > READ MORE