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Wrap up of Trials and the next steps

So as most of you saw trials were wrapped up a week ago. Luckily, I got out of trials alive. I feel like my performances there were not what I was looking for but it got the job done to make the World Cup team in the 5,000m. I give my race there a low […]

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ATP Camp

The past three days, most of the US Speedskating National Team have been participating in a team pursuit camp to get ready for this year. In years past, the team pursuit has often come together as happenstance and an afterthought. This approach as yielded some really impressive results but also some disasters.

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Fall is here

As far as I am concerned fall is here. Now I know there are some who will say “But Meek, fall starts on some arbitrary date in October that is determined by the lunar cycle and other hocus pocus that qualified as science centuries ago.” All I say to you is that you are wrong.

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The grind

So we are back on ice again. Woohoo! If you follow my social media feeds, you probably know how pumped we all were to get back on the big track and take in some laps. There is nothing like being back on the LT. Just feels so nice. With that said, the coaches gave us […]

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Loneliness of a Long Distance Athlete

Being a distance athlete comes with a lot of its own unique attributes. There is a certain burn and ache that can only be associated with those long threshold intervals we all love to hate. The ability to scarf down a whole pizza after a training day and still be hungry. And then there is […]

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Let’s get it started!

Cue up the Black Eyed Peas. Set the volume to 11. And crank up that much maligned and cliched song! The 2013-2014 season has begun!! Yep, the Sochi Olympic season has begun in earnest. In years past, there was always a feeling that we would kind of ease back into training. You know let our […]

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