Putting the bib on in AugustAugust 25, 2015
As August winds down and the Fall seems to be drawing closer and closer with shorter days, a few leaves already spinning off their trees, and more, harder intensity added to the training schedule, things always start to zoom by way too fast. It’s hard to imagine that in a little over two short months, we’ll be getting back on a plane to Europe, bound for the season’s World Cup openers in Scandinavia. But it’s always a good sort of hard-to-imagine feeling because come this time of year, you can start to reflect back on a summer filled with 8 hour long training adventures, too many roller ski sessions in 90 degree heat that leave your feet red and blistered, and the general absence of donning a World Cup race bib every weekend. There’s a definite satisfaction that comes with abandoning those summer norms, and you can start to taste how authentic that satisfaction is every year around this time.
We wrapped up our last, true ‘summer’ training camp in Trondheim, Norway this past weekend, finishing the camp off with a bang as we took part in the world’s biggest multi-day roller ski race festival on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I could talk my head off about how massively hyped the competition was, but you can’t really appreciate it’s magnitude … read more >>