|The group doing some DP intervals- Matt Whitcomb photo|
|Good training on the 2002 Olympic Course and this years Nationals course.|
Matt Whitcomb photo.
|Erik and Tad going neck and neck on some classic speeds- Matt Whitcomb photo.|
As always the week was busy with fitting in lots of things. I was lucky enough to be able to use Tad Elliots bikes for some of the recovery workouts (who double's as a professional biker as well as professional nordic skier). It made for some entertaining off day adventures. I haven't gotten to do much biking in the past few years, so it was pretty exciting to rip around on some trails as well as the road.
|Holly and I headed out... Holly with her wardrobe in tow. Many times we were so busy we packed for the whole day of activities when we left the house in the morning... which meant several sets of workout clothes and more.|
|Biking on one of the new paths that was put in near the Center of Excellence|
|Kikkan was multi-tasking and working on her shooting skills at the same time.|
|Some of the many supporters, Kikkan, and the Crystal Globe|
|I also got a chance to see one of our old teammates and a good friend Morgan Smyth... here is her adorable new dog that Holly may have brought home with her to keep.|
|Some sweet sunrises in the morning from our hotel room up in Empire.|
|The US Womans Team and coaches- US Team photo|
|Thank you Carlile for Sponsoring for signing for another year!|
And finally, 25 more days for the National Nordic Foundation fundraiser. The coolest part about this fundraiser is that some anonymous donor has agreed to match $5 every dollar raised. This means that every $25 donations goes a long ways.
In the meantime hopefully it begins to snow! This morning I did DP intervals in the 17 degree weather... slamming my arms into the pavement pretty hard... yikes!!
One more thing. Check out this hilarious video the US Swimming Team made on their way to the Olympics. Those guys know how to go fast and have fun!