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Bend, week 2

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That was an outstanding training camp. It was nice to return to Bend after a year with low snow, and what a treat to get enough snow left to crust ski! It was a tough camp, though. I’ll be honest…it was a lot of training, and there’s a fine line…

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So happy to be out skiing through the woods and mountains! (photo from Pat)

Earn your turns.

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The return to snow has been a pretty wonderful thing for me. After the initial 10 minutes of awkward stumbling around and getting used to being on long skinny skis instead of roller skis again, everything felt great! Our first US Ski Team camp of the year in Bend, Oregon…

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Sunset hiking! (photo from Sophie)

Here we go again!

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Well, it’s that time of year again…spring break is over, folks! Last Monday marked the first day of the new training season for me and I’m pumped to say I was ready for it. I got a lot of great family time and adventure time and boyfriend-in-Boston time, so I…

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The beach! I love love LOVE all the waves!

The “April Attitude”

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Well, my friends, it’s April 14th and am I training yet? Nope! I’m still smack-dab in the middle of a phenomenon I like to call the “April Attitude”, where I’m happy with the season that has come and gone and not yet ready to contemplate starting another one! I’m starting…

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Getting ready to hit the trails! (photo by Kris Dobie)

Spring Series: the last hurrah

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Spring Series, SuperTour finals, US Distance Nationals…whatever you want to call it, it’s always one of those bittersweet things. Everyone is excited to be there racing one last time, and getting to hang out with all the skiers from every club team. But also feeling (at least, for me) pretty…

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Tour de Canada recap!

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Whooooooeeee! That was a big, big end to the season with 8 races right in a row like that! I won’t recap each race, but here are some highlights from the tour…things that really stood out for me. I’ll be letting the photos tell most of the story. THE CROWD.  The…

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All focus on those downhills (photo by Getty Images-Trond Tandberg)

A Swedish Weekend

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The past weekend of racing in Falun was a ton of fun for me. I have great memories from racing at the venue here, not just from World Championships last year but from World Cup finals in years before. The courses are challenging, especially with the Mörderbacken “killer hill”, but…

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A very happy me at the start line (photo from a fan on twitter)

It’s all so classic!

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From here on out, the racing gets pretty fast and furious. Last wednesday we raced a city sprint in Drammen, Norway, then on the weekend raced 50/30km classic races at the famous Holmenkollen venue in Oslo. We have another mid-week city sprint coming up in Stockholm, Sweden before we race…

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One of the awesome sunsets by our cabin.

Sjusjøen ski camp

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The training camp over the past week in Sjusjøen really could not have gone any better! I’m totally happy and satisfied with the training load that I got to do and it felt like a great balance between the long, fun get-lost-in-the-woods type of adventures that I wanted and the amount…

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