Firsts – Nationals

There’s a first time for everything. And with my first summer not being spent preparing for a winter of skiing, there’s been a lot of firsts on the bike for me. First year racing, first bike, first big crash, first Nationals, first National title, first World Cup…

Way north to Whitehorse

The second half of the Tour took a turn for the better. You won’t recognize that on the result sheet though, those were still pretty bad. But my mindset was considerably better. Was I still frustrated that I felt and was racing so poorly? Absolutely. Was I racking my brain and agonizing over it? Nope.…

Racing from Yellowstone to Canmore

With two weekends of racing under my belt, I’m already three months ahead of schedule from last year – where I didn’t really get racing until mid-February. Needless to say, this season has started off on a much better foot than last year (pardon the pun). My first weekend of competitions (Nov 27-28) were in West Yellowstone,…

NDC Roster: Sadie, Sam, Scott

Congratulations on making it to the final instalment of the four part NDC Roster series. It’s been a bit of a haul for me, some of the profiles seemed a bit stale and weren’t quite as personable as last year… but overall I think I have accomplished my goal of introducing the team and providing…

Let the training begin

Last weekend, Team Hardwood had their kick-off camp which focussed on testing and learning (not necessarily in that order). The summer program is mostly Hardwood skiers, but there are also a handful of athletes from other clubs who have joined in for the larger training group and consistent coaching through the dryland season. I’m pretty…

Fall vlog & skiing in TBay!

I’ve just gotten through a slew of assignments, labs, and midterms, and was able to take some time to put together a video for the fall. It’s mostly Frozen Thunder footage, as well as some miscellaneous triathlon and parking lot shenanigans. The best part though, or at least the part that was the most fun…

Frozen Thunder 2

I spent two more weeks in Canmore after my last update, which brought the total camp length up to 18 days, by far the longest of the season. Over the course of the camp I skied 478km which, on a 2km loop, is a lot of laps. It wasn’t until the last few days that…

Frozen Thunder

Today was my third day on snow this season. I’m starting to get my skiing legs back under me and look decidedly less spastic than I did during the first few minutes of my inaugural ski on Saturday. I’ll give a (hopefully) quick recap of the first few days of the camp thus far. The…

Slumping and Snowdusting

This blog post will have minimal writing and mostly pictures because attempting a thorough one month recap would be ridiculous. Before I dive in… I feel like I’m in a slump right now. Usually I’m quite keen to update my blog and share the latest, but I just haven’t been feeling it lately (this must be how most athlete-bloggers…