Only a few days to go and the first training block of the year will be done! This spring was a bit of a reset for me, and the challenges that came have also brought opportunities to learn and grow. It feels great now to have gotten in two months of solid, consistent training. Making … Continue reading The training puzzle
Spring is here and it's time for new beginnings. Rest month is over, training season is well underway, and it feels amazing to be working hard and back at it. I got the news about 2 weeks ago that I was not re-nominated to the National Ski Team this year. This was heartbreaking for me … Continue reading New Beginnings
Just like that, another ski season is in the books. My last race was on Sunday– the World Cup in Quebec City on the Plains of Abraham. It was also the final World Cup weekend for my teammates Lenny Valjas and Alex Harvey. Alex won 2 medals in front of the home crowd, and watching … Continue reading Nationals & Quebec World Cup
Five weeks in Europe has flown by! The trip kicked off with an altitude camp in Davos, Switzerland. This was the first time in over a year having our women's team all in one place, and it was great to all together before the races started. Picture snowy Swiss Alps, trainng hard with friends, coffee dates … Continue reading World Champs!
After another month of racing, I've got exciting news– I’ve qualified for Senior World Championships! The races are late February in Seefeld, Austria, and I am SO excited. The last time I was in Seefeld was for the 2012 Youth Olympics, so it’s pretty cool to be heading back there again. Despite a disappointing … Continue reading Going to World Champs!
The past month has been a whirlwind of racing, and right now I’m on a plane heading out to eastern Canada/USA for another month on the skiing roller coaster. As usual, December kicked off with two sets of NorAm & Super Tour races in western Canada. At our first races in Silver Star, we competed … Continue reading Christmas Cookies & Ski Racing
A couple of weeks ago, my sports psychologist and I had a long talk about motivation. With the race season approaching quickly, November can often be a stressful month. The fun of the training season is mostly over but the excitement of race season hasn't fully started yet– so on the tough days, I sometimes … Continue reading Motivation
I’m sitting at Beamers in Canmore right now, taking advantage of my rest day to catch up on homework and emails. The past few days have been quite busy because we just had our first on-snow races on Frozen Thunder (the man-made snow track set up at the Canmore Nordic Centre). But before that, I … Continue reading Mammoth Magic
Around Canmore, the larches are turning colour and the temperature is dropping. This past week we were surprised with snow and although there wasn't enough to ski, it got me excited for winter! The past month has been quite a change of pace training-wise. The RMR crew and I have gone from a big volume … Continue reading The Myth of the Athlete Bod
Summer training is in full swing and I'm nearing the end of my biggest volume block so far. I often find August to be one of the harder training months of the year– big hours mixed with the toll of the last three months means my body is hovering around the threshold of what it … Continue reading Summer Training with a Healthy Dose of Curiosity