The crunch of snow beneath my boots broke the silence of another dark, early morning as I waddled precariously across campus, navigating above lurking black ice, which hid itself beneath the freshly fallen snow towards. Frozen shut, I yanked until my car door finally peeled open, ice shaking loose from the hinges. I swung my […]Read More Why being great still requires being basic even in a world built on flashy instant gratification.
This is a book review and reflection on Norwegian Junior National Nordic Ski Coach Monika Korra’s book, Kill the Silence. I found tremendous satisfaction reading the book, and have many excerpts from it I found valuable and would like to share. For this reason, I’ve decided to break up my review into multiple parts. Enjoy. – […]Read More Kill the Silence: A Survivor’s Life Reclaimed (Part 1)
November 20th, 2018 PRESS RELEASE “Dad’s” team feels pressure to finally win backyard Thanksgiving football game after momentous off-season, which included signing “all-time QB” Dave Sederquist to fully guaranteed 3-year, 97-million dollar deal. Courtney Cronin, ESPN Staff writer After taking his team all the way to the final drive of the annual Division 1AAA Backyard […]Read More Man signed to 3-year, 97-million dollar contract to be “All-Time QB” for family’s Thanksgiving Championship – team and fans nervous as to whether or not investment will pay off.
Run a 10k. Eat 10,000 calories of ONE type of food. Run another 10k. One day. One food. Two choices: yes, or no. If you are like most of the world, you’ve probably never thought about this absurd challenge, or maybe even heard of it. If you are like me, now that you’ve heard about […]Read More How would you do the 10k challenge?
Inner drive lacking in today’s youth – set Gemar apart It was 10 years ago this week that Lukas Gemar became the first sophomore in 30 years to win the class AA state cross country individual title in Minnesota. He also became the first male in Moorhead High School history to win – up to […]Read More Where are they now – Lukas Gemar – 10 years ago, the sophomore shocked the world and won the MSHSL Class AA state cross country meet. Now, he’s living off of investment interest from his first real contribution to society, Spotify, at an oceanside 12,300 square foot mansion on a secret island off the coast of Belize, planning to one day fly to the moon and sail across the Bering Sea in a 12-footer. MUST READ.
Should the nordic ski world be considering the “4%” effect? “It’s a shoe,” Huddle says. “I don’t want to take away from what the athlete is doing. I wouldn’t say that Shalane [Flanagan] didn’t win New York if she didn’t wear Vaporflys because she’s an amazing athlete. I’m not really in the lab…I think if […]Read More What nordic skiing can learn from the 4% vaporfly debacle and how it applies to you….maybe it doesn’t actually but hopefully that reeled you in.
Wk 19 – Sun – AM – 1hr 40 min rollerski (19 miles) PM = trail run 60 minutes M – AM – 90 min rollerski PM – 60 min run with 12x1H/1E T – AM – 9 miles easy PM – concert/off W – 65 min rollerski 11 AM – 60 min run PM […]Read More May – start of summer base training/end of school year
Taper week: wk 14 No daily log but totals were as follows: Running = 70 miles Rollerskiing – 1.5 hours Total hours = 10 Wk 15 S – am – 3 hours skate ski race (Rabbit Ears Marathon) PM – off M – am – 9 mile run Pm – 1 hour rollerski T – […]Read More April Training Log (Coaching, busy, Rabbit Ears, sick, blob week, mornings make a return)
It’s getting controversial today in the “Sports, sports, sports, is your whole life just sports,” column. The title of this column, along with the opening phrase of this article, by the way, pay homage to Dan “the Common Man” Cole, a sports talk radio personality on KFAN, a Minnesota sports talk radio station. His esoteric approach […]Read More ESPN’s Body Issue turns 10 today….it’s getting controversial
I am a bargain shopper. I will scour the internet for months looking and waiting for the best deal on items that I want. In fact, I almost never pull the trigger on anything unless it is at least 50% off of retail. So, I’m always asking the question, “how much does it cost.” So […]Read More What’s the Cost?