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October 2012

Dog slobber…and other parts of being home.

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First off, here’s a link to a super cool video on the Frozen Thunder sprint time trial presented by Cross-Country Canada and Buff! http://vimeo.com/52513533 Second, I read back through some older blog posts and came to the realization that I seem to always RANT about how much I love being…

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Pre-gaming the season

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Camp wrapped up today in Canmore with a classic sprint time trial and strength. My warmup for strength was somewhat more embarrassing than usual since I lost a bet in the race and had to wear my underwear over my tights. But that’s not all that crazy. The crazy part…

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Warning: snowmaking starts out as freezing water!

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Overheard 5 minutes into the run part of the team over-distance workout this morning: “Hey…I’ll give you 10 bucks if you stick your head in that snowgun”. So then, of course, it was done. Turns out, snowguns don’t shoot out snow automatically…it starts as a stream of freezing water, which…

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From hot sun to pouring snow in 48 hours!

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For years I’d been hearing people gush over Canmore – how beautiful and unique the mountains are, how¬†pro the ski area is, how nice the town is, and how great the coffee shops are. And I was always like “yeah, sure, you betcha it is”, picturing a typical ski town….

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Fast and Female PC! And drive for 25 info

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone! Ok, now the blog post can begin. (quick note: all F&F pics from Katie Perhai of USSA) The Fast and Female event in Park City was officially AWESOME. As per my usual, I got to lead the dancing/endurance station, where we keep moving the entire time…

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Civil war reenactment? Seriously?

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So, now that I’ve been in Park City for a week, some pretty sweet stuff has gone down. First, I don’t feel like I’m breathing through a straw every time I walk up a flight of stairs since my body is starting to acclimate to the altitude. Second, the rock…

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Swedish TV guys and lots of clinics

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Last week while I was home I got to show two Swedish media guys around Afton. Jonas Karsson and Per, the cameraman from SVT station came over and got lots of footage for a small 5-15 min documentary-type thing that will be aired the weekend of the first World Cup…

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