Running along Blackcomb Peak after one last climb of Blackcomb Buttress for the season.

Fall 2017 Training

My training cycle usually follows a pretty similar pattern. Race a lot in the winter. Ski adventures in the spring. Long running and mountain days in the summer. Ski specific training in the fall. This season was no exception aside from a slight difference to the last few years – I won’t be going to[…]

Sunset over Whistler on an evening scramble.

September Training and Racing

September has been a fun mix of training and racing. Compared to the winter season, I don’t race all that much in the summer. I’d rather be out climbing or in the mountains and not many of the races around here really pique my interest. It’s hard to beat racing at Whistler Blackcomb though.

Passing Harmony Lake - David McColm Photo

Fall 2015 Training Update

Returning to Squamish from Europe in May was a bit of a mixed blessing. Of course it was tough to leave the fantasy land of full time training and racing – Colin coined it ‘Post-Cham Depression’ – but on the other hand, the summer was getting going in BC and there were quite a few[…]

Finishing Puchar Pilska (Martin's Photo)

Slovakia Part One

Typically communication is an important part of the team event in skimo racing. Racing the Puchar Pilska Teams race in Poland over the weekend, the only common language between my partner and I was ‘go’ and ‘dobre’ (‘good’ in Slovak). Luckily these were really all that was necessary.