Racing in Utah went reasonably well. My legs are still hurting today two days after the 20k skate race. The olympic course at Soldier Hollow is no easy feat for mere mortals, but our UAA freshman ringer Michael Schallinger hailing from Traunstein, Germany made easy work of it. On the last hill before the finish, Schalli blew past the pack and sprinted in for the win. This is the first nordic win for UAA since Paul took the gold in New Mexico in 2007. Yahoo and good work Schalli!
Schallinger jump-skating up the last hill.
Here I am heading out for one more lap at Bohart Ranch in Bozeman.
I wrote these blog posts from 2010 - 2012 when I was living in Anchorage. During that time I raced for the University of Alaska Anchorage cross country ski team while earning my bachelor's degree in biology. I also got out for some fun adventures between racing and studying. Here you can find some of my old stories about ski racing and playing outside in Alaska. Enjoy!