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Archive for February, 2009

Madshus Skimaraton

Monday, February 16th, 2009

This past weekend was full of sporting events to watch and to compete in here in Lillehammer. It all started on Saturday morning with the opening races of the Biathlon World Championships in Pyeongchang, Korea, which turned out to be a historic day for the Norwegians (their four starters placed 1-4).  Later that day I went outdoors for a sunny extra-blue classic ski to watch the World Rally Championships take place on the roads in and around Lillehammer.  On Sunday, I completed my first ski marathon, which was the longest race of my life thus far. So yeah, it was a great weekend. Below is a picture of my teammates and I at the start of the race.

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Samling Beitostølen

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The training camp in Beitostølen with Team Statkraft was a snowy adventure. The snow continued to fall almost ninety percent of the time from when we arrived until the time we left a week later—jumping into a pile of snow literally left me buried up to my chest. For me, the training camp started out with some much needed rest, due to coming off a two-week race period. The rest allowed me to focus more on shooting. All in all, the camp turned out great, allowing me to find a balance and settle back into the rhythm of training again. I had some good shooting performances and, despite being tired, I found the energy to put in some quality interval sessions.

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