At last, the long-anticipated Olympic and U23 World Championship Trials races are over. Right now, I’m sitting by the window seat at the Stewart-Jones house in Chelsea, Quebec, relaxing and catching up on some much-needed rest after the whirlwind of racing. Trials finished two days ago, so without further ado, here is the good news … More Olympic Trials & Giving it Everything
Christmas is only a few days away and we finally have some natural snow in the mountains! Right now I’m in my house in Canmore, sitting by the fire, drinking tea and munching on Christmas cookies! Tomorrow, I’m heading home to Athabasca to spend some time with my family and have fun skiing on my … More Racing Recap!
For me, the training season is a bit like a funnel that gets smaller the closer I get to winter. In the early spring, the funnel is wide open, with only a small glimpse of the racing season at the far end; it’s a time to focus on the basics and involves lots of non … More Tapering the Focus
As usual, fall training has flown by this year. After an intensity filled September and a fun week training in Chelsea, QC., I headed off to Park City, Utah, for a training camp with the National Ski Team. I’ve been in Park City the past two weeks, putting in long volume days and having a … More Park City
August was a busy month with my biggest training block of the year to date. Happily, I was able to rollerski as much as I wanted to without causing injury, so I took advantage of that and put in a lot of volume and intensity. I stayed healthy throughout the whole block and got in … More August Training Block
A few weeks ago, at a Fast and Female event during the Canmore mountain bike nationals, I got to listen to Olympic bronze medallist Catharine Pendrel talk about her mountain biking career. (I also got to see her Olympic medal!). One of the things that stood out to me was when she talked about the … More Mid-Summer Training
July is flying by, and so are the big training weeks. Long days in the summer provide great opportunities to put in lots of easy hours with some strength and intensity mixed in. I love summer training. This time of year, things aren’t very ski-specific (that stuff ramps up more in the fall). I really … More Focusing on Recovery
Summer has arrived here in the Bow Valley, and along with it have come many hours hard training, bear spotting (I’m up to 3 as of this morning), afternoons relaxing and doing homework by the river, and of course, tourists. It’s been a little over two months since I had foot surgery, and I’m very … More Back on Two Feet (Literally!)
Spring has arrived and a new training season is underway! Every year, I come into May with a new set of goals and objectives, and this year so far has been all about recovery, being creative with training, and making the most out of what I have. I had foot surgery at the end of … More The Bumpy Road to Recovery
April has started and another ski season has gone by already! This has certainly been a rollercoaster year for me, and I’ve learnt many important lessons that I can take forward in the years to come. Usually, the ski season finishes at the end of March, but for me it ended at mid-February. Although I … More Another year gone by & lessons learnt!