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Jessie

Let my Brain be Smarter than my Heart

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I would argue that the most important part of being a professional skier is not how much you train, but how smart you rest. Let me elaborate on that. If skiing fast were only about training the most hours, we could just compare training logs and not even bother racing….

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Brick by brick

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“So, when you’re transitioning from double-pole kick to a double-pole, remember to take the extra half a second to get fully forward—” “Wait…..just….a second. Can’t….hear….you….” …over the roaring in my ears caused by my own ragged breath. This was the exchange with Coach Cork following the second to last interval…

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A little bit sassy, a lot overdue

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You guys! It’s July. Not only the start of July, but….well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. How did time start going by so fast? In the midst of all the traveling around, camps, family time and training blocks I feel like it can’t possibly be mid-summer already. Yet,…

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Finding inspiration every day.

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“I’m pretty sure that 99% of being a fast skier is knowing how to suffer.” This was my “profound” conclusion partway up Stratton Mountain during a hot and sweaty bounding interval session. This may have been the high amount of lactic acid pooling in my legs talking, but it isn’t…

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Charging up for another summer

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Here we are again…me, on a sunny deck in Bend, Oregon stretching out my tired and sore legs and you reading about the craziness that is on-snow skiing in May! But first, a recap of all things that happened between April and now. This spring I got the mental break…

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A week of adventure in Hawaii!

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When I was in 1st grade, I met Danielle Mangine. We’ve been friends ever since. And although I don’t get to see her or any of my friends back in Minnesota as often as I would like, it’s one of those friendships that just picks right back up from where…

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End of season AND event in MN!

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Well, folks…that’s it! The season is DONE! I feel like the last month has absolutely flown by, and for a while there I was racing every 3 days. That’s a lot of hard work packed into a short amount of time! Right now I’m absolutely exhausted both mentally and physically….

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The last 3 races in Europe!

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The 2017 World Championships were such a positive experience for me. There were many highs, many lessons learned to take into the Olympic year, and many inspirational moments seeing my own teammates as well as friends from other teams have breakthrough days and, even more inspiring, continue to push through…

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Behind the World Champs races

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I’m running around in tight little circles before the start of the team sprint final, and I’m excited, nervous, and ready to go all at once. I hear Cork finish brushing out my race skis and say “hey, you guys think it’s a little hot out here?” in a strangely…

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Ready for World Champs!

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Exciting news, you guys! Thanks to USSA, you can now watch all of our races at World Champs! Follow along as we start the races this Thursday in Lahti, Finland. We’ve been working so hard towards these races since May (and, to be honest, for the last 5 years because…

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