Whew! After a whirlwind of travel and reorganizing, I’m now at the Lake Placid training center with the rest of the US national team for a three-week training camp. I’m finally not thinking about travel, but rather about training.
Anyway, on to what I’ve planned to begin discussing (posts should be coming more frequent now!)—What makes the Norwegians so good at skiing/biathlon? I’m no training expert or coach, but I’d like to point out some the things I’ve noticed over this past year while in Norway. To start it out, I’d like to look at some of the major differences in the race community between the US and Norway in this post—“How the ski community is built up.”
Holmenkollen under construction June 2009. 1,9 billion Kroner upgrade! (~$700 million)