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What We Think About During Training

People often ask us what we are thinking about during our long training sessions or races. To say we are 100% thinking about skating during every lap is nuts. That would be like saying you are focused on every wheel turn during your morning commute. However, we do spend quite a bit of time with […]

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Kale Chip recipe

So one of my favorite snacks to make is kale chips. They are pretty easy to make and delicious. I have found that they are a good replacement to regular potato chips during lunch or just as a snack on their own. Plus, from what Nana Meyer tells me kale is good for you. There […]

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Full Time Job by the Numbers

I love talking to people or the media who don’t know too much about the sport of speedskating. They always seem to have really good questions and all have a love for the history of our sport. However, it does drive me a bit nuts when they ask me what my training schedule is and […]

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The Rise of Big Data in Sports

So I am sure most of you have heard about the rise of “Big Data” in our society. It seems as though everything nowadays can be quantified and trends can be extrapolated from them. Sport is no exception to this phenomenon. As the book Moneyball illustrates, sport organizations around the world are trying to harness […]

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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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What brings us together

On Sunday evening, we had the honor of watching the Warrior Games at the OTC in Colorado Springs. I try not to use the word “honor” lightly, but to watch those heroes out on the court playing various sports was an honor in every sense of the word. Everyone out on the court had received […]

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