Sunday, February 10, 2013


Just over a week ago, it was time to say gruezi to the little city Davos in the Swiss Alps. Since coming over it's been the cycle of train, eat, then try and sleep to the tune of the European clock. Everyday in this regard gets better and better.

This weekend, Leinzerheide, another nearby mountain hamlet, hosted the Swiss National Championships. The racing format was a 15 kilometer skate (~10mile) followed by a 15 kilometer classic hunting-style pursuit race. After the skate race, I sat in 18th. By the end of the event, I crossed the line 10th. Three Swiss, two Kazaks, one Swede, and three Americans (Noah Hoffman, Erik Bjoernsen, Tad Elliott) in town for the final preparations before the World Championships made it to the finishline before me. All in all, a pretty decent way to start off the European racing campaign.

Until the next time...

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