I finally got a new camera. This time, it’s supposed to be much harder for me to destroy. I got an Olympus TG-4 crush-proof water-proof Noah-proof (hopefully) point-and shoot camera. I’m going to blame (rightly or wrongly) my very long hiatus from posting anything on this site on not having a camera. Now that I have a new one, I don’t have any more excuses.
Since I last posted pictures at the beginning of September from Stelvio Pass, Italy, I have done three technique blocks in Putney, Vermont with my coach Zach Caldwell (of Caldwell Sport), I did a week long camp with Kris Freeman and Tad Elliott in Thornton, New Hampshire (which I posted about here), I joined the Canadian National Team for much of their camp in Park City, Utah, I took a fun trip to the southern Utah desert with friends from Park City, my teammates came to town for a camp in Park City, we had a very successful Nordic Party and Fundraiser in Aspen, I spent a day in Vail, Colorado with my club, I spent a day in Castle Rock, Colorado with my parents and grandparents, I spent a week in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec living and training with Alex Harvey, I spent a week training on a saved-snow loop in Forêt Montmorency, Quebec, I spent a weekend in Quebec City with Emilia, and now I’m sitting in the airport in Helsinki, Finland, on my way to Gällivare, Sweden for a pre-camp and tune-up races. It’s been a very busy and very productive fall.
I am feeling very good. My fitness and training have been excellent. My recovery, as measure by nighttime heart rate variability, has been very solid. Zach has been happy with my technique and I’ve made big gains in my posture since focusing on it in the spring. I had a personal best time trial on a course I’ve done several times a few days ago in Putney. Overall, I’m feeling cautiously optimistic heading into the season.
I will be updating more often as the season gets underway. Here are a few pictures from my new camera. Most of these are from my weekend in Quebec City with Emilia.
This one is from today, here at the Helsinki airport: