Testing Week & New Team

After a few more days of sunshine, snow, and skiing, it was time for me to pack up my bags and head back to Thunder Bay from Canmore. After saying goodbye to Andrew, Carrie, Jazz, Josie, Ben, and Zoe (my hosts and their cats), I was up and on my way eastward for NDC Boot Camp.…

Recovery and moving forward

Well, the 3-week marker from my leg break has passed (as of Sunday). I have several discarded, half-written blog posts from the past few weeks in the queue and have only just found the resolve to finish one. Since I returned home to Southern Ontario my recovery has progressed in a rather stop-and-go manner. It…

My leg is broken

Things happen all the time. Some things are good, some things are bad, and some things are more grey. And all things happen for a reason, right? A few things happened to me on Sunday, the most notable was probably breaking my leg (that’s what this post is mostly about, but please bear with me…

Reporting Live from Silver Star

I just got back from my first ski here in Silver Star. We (my team, NDC Thunder Bay, and some OST skiers) arrived in Kelowna, BC late yesterday afternoon and drove up through Vernon (where we did a grocery shop) to our accommodation at Silver Star mountain. It’s hard to believe this is my 5th consecutive…

Strength, OD, laundry and paceline sprints

Last time I left off Tuesday afternoon just as I was getting ready to go to an afternoon gym session. We were fortunate enough to have access to CXC’s weight room, which is about a 20minute drive from where we’re staying. It’s a bit of a quirky set up; located on a ground level floor of…

Wetland Training Camp

The clock just rolled over to 12:37pm as I started this blog post. That means I have 2hours 38minutes before I have to turn in my technology and head out for my afternoon workout. 3:15pm (or before afternoon session starts) is our technology curfew for the duration of the training camp. Everyone has to bring…

Wait, it’s August?!

This morning our fridge calendar caught my eye (photo) Apparently I’m not the only one who isn’t ready to be inside 5 months to the start of the race season… So as summer flies by, I presently find myself struggling through a tough week of training. It’s a rest focussed week, in case you were wondering.…

Bend is like

First training camp of the year is a wrap. No glacier though. This time I found myself in Bend, OR with most of NDC Thunder Bay, CNEPH, and the World Cup Team (so a pretty legit crew) for a dryland camp. The camp was designed by the WC team coaches for the National team athletes, so…

Boot Camp

The team wrapped up our annual “Boot Camp” last week. New team members, Julian and Sam, came up for the week of testing but returned home afterwards to finish their final high school semester, while Dave moved and stayed up, as he graduated last year. It was a busy week; we started things off with an…