All About Summer 2015

Rollerskiing at home in Prince George.

All About Summer 2015

As always time has flown and I cannot believe that the 2015 World Cup season is literally days away from opening.   Every year at this time, I find myself wondering where the time has gone, but taking a look back I realize that I have been pretty busy….

JULY

IMG-20150725-WA0005I started off the month with a mediocre treadmill test.  Treadmill tests are always painful affairs, involving blood, sweat and tear that generally finish with me convincing myself that I should have somehow pushed myself a teeny-weeny little bit harder.

The highlight of the month was without a doubt an ‘’international’’ training camp in Norway.   Our training group consisted of athletes from Canada, USA, Finland and Russia and it was a pleasure to train together with some of the best women in the world. After a week long training camp in Syrdal we competed in Blink Festival, the largest Nordic summer festival in the world: we finished off the trip with some training in Oslo, Norway – the 2016 World Championships Site.

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The mass start at Blink Festival – that’s me in the blue shorts!

The fjords of Norway - it was worth the hike to say the least!

The fjords of Norway – it was worth the hike to say the least!

AUGUST

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Rollerskiing at home along Otway Road, Prince George.

Canada!   I spent the entire month of August training at home in Prince George, BC with my son Predo. My training consisted of a lot of rollerski volume on the roads of my hometown, a set of hard maximum strength sessions at the UNBC gym, and some quiet shooting at the new 30 lane biathlon range.

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My son Predo, me, my sister Steph and my brother-in-law Chris

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Me with my beautiful little sister!

 

 

 

 

 

 

While my life tends to revolve around my sport and training, this month I had a higher priority, my sister’s wedding! I think I was just as happy as she was to be celebrating such a happy day and visiting my entire family at the same time.

SEPTEMBER

This month started out badly with a serious eye infection that resulted in me not being able to wear contact lenses for 3 weeks. It was really disappointing and meant no shooting training as well as no participation in any of the summer biathlon rollerski competitions.   A bad thing turned into a good thing with a 2 week long trip to Italy where I enjoyed the summer temperatures and rollerskiing up the rolling pass roads everyday.

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An afternoon mountain run in the Apennine Mountains.

An afternoon mountain run in the Apennine Mountains.

OCTOBER

It was time to get back to the shooting range. I spent most of October in one of my favourite places: Ruhpolding, Germany. I found myself on the range almost every morning and, with seemingly endless sunshine and brilliant fall colours, I couldn’t resist some long runs and hikes in the mountains in the afternoons.
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Relaxing & rollerskiing!

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