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
Spring is over, which means training is getting more ski-specific while intensity and strength are getting harder. I was up at the Haig glacier last week which was a ton of fun, and there’s also an NST/Alignment camp going on right now in Canmore. It’s been awesome to get to see so many of my … Continue reading Whistler, Haig & Keeping my Immune System Happy
The first month of training is over! I’m sitting at Communitea Cafe in Canmore, enjoying an afternoon off and feeling that typical mixture of tiredness, sore muscles, and best of all, satisfaction from a good bout of training. I’m also happy to report that I’ve been relatively injury-free this spring! Aside from avoiding any long … Continue reading Penticton Camp & Pushing Limits vs. Recovery