Cyclocross Pan American Championships

Starting from the back row this weekend – surprisingly not that bad. While I didn’t have any expectations or benchmarks I was trying to achieve this weekend, I always sort of hope I can race with, and be of a similar class to the best of the field.

The Canada Cup Circuit

A picture and a brief note from each of the past four Canada Cups. Time flies, life is busy, sometimes the stories write themselves, other times they need time to brew. Baie Saint Paul XCC – 2nd (May 19th) Hanging on to Maghalie Rochette until the defining moment in the race where she went on…

Good, better, best – Sprint Day

Sprint day was solid. It was a real sprint course: two laps of 600m for about two and a half minutes of racing. I’m not so sure I like these true sprint courses. We’ve had three of them this year – at Sovereign Lake, Lappe, and Whitehorse, and I can’t quite figure them out and make…

Starting slowly

Sometimes you have to start small. Sometimes you have to start slow. Nationals have started slowly for me. Or rather, I’ve been going slowly at the start of Nationals. In the 5km classic I finished in 16th place, 2 minutes off the pace. It was a tricky day for waxing, with the temperature rising well…

Team Sprint day

Yesterday, I did some short race prep-intensity to get ready for the start of Nationals. My first race will be a 5km classic on Sunday. The workout went well, I’m starting to feel more residual energy in my body, but am still far from feeling spritely. We’ll see how things pan out this week. I…

Thunder Bay to Seefeld -World Champs Part 1

The normality of the World Championship trip so far has been remarkable. Normal by comparison to other racing trips I’ve done in the past. The travel from Thunder Bay, through Toronto and Montreal to Munich went smoothly, as did the drive from Germany’s second largest airport to Seefeld, Austria. Less could be said with the…