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…

Easy on the off

It seems like a lifetime ago that I last posted. It really hasn’t been that long though; just a few weeks. I think the change in scenery is what makes April seem like the distant past. It’s hot here in the SOD. Yesterday was an absolute stunner: sunny, 24C, easy breeze… and I’m not even…

Kamview Parking Lot: The Movie

Instead of a blog post, today I have a video! Yesterday (April 17th), our team went out to Kamview Nordic as part of the volume camp we’re doing this week. The conditions in Thunder Bay are still quite good, albeit quite icy prior to yesterday. Having skied out at Lappe for the previous 3 days…

NDC Adventure Ski – Spring Edition

You may remember, back in November, I wrote a post about a team “adventure ski”. If you missed it I recommend checking it out here: NDC Adventure Ski, and if you’ve already read it, feel free to go back to relive all the hilarity, and wallow in nostalgia – actually I think that’s reserved for me, the…

24hr Relay

The Lappe 24hr Relay was a very long, tiresome ordeal. Basically, Andy and I set a new 24hr Mixed Pairs record, skiing 455km in just under 24hrs, breaking the previous record which was held by our coach Timo and his wife Becky for 10years. Together we averaged lap times of 16:35 on the 5.27km course (which we…

Dachstein = done

Well, it’s time…  Time to bag up those sweaty, stinky training clothes.  Time to polish off those leftovers.  Time to download legally acquire some movies to pass the time.  Time to clean up those klistery skis.  Time to dig out that travel itinerary… It’s time to pack things up and head home. The past few weeks here…