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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

A Report from the 2008 Canmore World Cups Skate Sprint…

Not advancing to the heats in Wednesday’s classic sprint gave me extra motivation to have a good race in Saturday’s freestyle sprint. I took an easy day Thursday, and then built back into my race preparation mode on Friday. Honestly, I didn’t feel that great during my morning ski, as I zipped around the course to try and get a feel for how it would ski. But I was confident that by race day I would be ready to go.

Saturday morning, things were looking up. The air temperature had warmed up to a much more comfortable 20 deg F, the wind wasn’t blowing too hard, and as I skied my first few warm-up laps, I could tell my body was feeling good. Ski testing went very smooth and Peter and I both decided that #195 (the pair I raced on in Rybinsk) were the fastest skis for the day. I finished off my warm-up and headed to the start feeling very warm and revved up.

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Video update from Silver Star

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Silver Star Training Camp RECAP

A video is worth a 1,000 words…

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A film by Jeff Ellis’ (Small Boy Productions)

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Life is good training in Silver Star

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

In preparation for the upcoming World Cup races in Canmore, I am in Silver Star, BC for a 10-day altitude training camp. Joining me here in Silver Star are Kate Arduser, Taz Mannix, Laura Valaas, Anders Haugen and James Southam, all APU athletes that will also be competiting in the Canmore World Cups. My fiance (Jeff Ellis) is also here, rehabilitating his fractured shoulder and training with us. The conditions are amazing with tons of snow and perfectly groomed trails. Life is good for a cross-country ski racer. �

 

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