May 20, 2013


The 2013-2014 season has officially started.  Well, the training season anyway.  After a great first week of training in the Alaskan Arctic, Anchorage Spring meant lots of running (and some crust skiing!) before I headed off to Lake Placid.  We began with a week of shooting-intensive work and then traveled to Bend, Oregon to find late season snow.  There's definitely less snow here than last year, but the skiing is still great and being able to put in training hours on skis instead of rollerskis in May is awesome. 

April crust skiing at Portage Glacier in Alaska.
Zach and me overlooking Blackstone Bay...a beautiful, if windy, view!
Mornings in Bend mean great skiing conditions....
...and afternoons mean perfect biking and running weather!  I love Spring in the West!
After spending next week at home in Boise, Idaho, I'll be back in Lake Placid for two more weeks of camp and then off to the land of the midnight sun (Alaska!).  I'm feeling motivated and excited for summer training.  Only 263 days until the Olympics begin....onward to Sochi!

May in Lake Placid can still mean chilly weather, but it doesn't mean we can't start making things perfect!

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