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Game time…

Greetings all! So, we are seven days out from the official start of our competition season. Seven days. It seems like yesterday that we were meeting up for our initial pre-season camp in Colorado Springs. But nonetheless it is time for us to start competing for real. The last few weeks saw us getting back […]

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BP Appearance and MKE Training Camp

So this past week has seen us back on the road. The whole US National team headed to the Midwest for training camp here in MKE. I left a few days before the team so that I could do an appearance for BP, which is an USOC sponsor. During the appearance, Aja Evans and I […]

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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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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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The honor of being an US athlete

Obviously, today is a the day we celebrate the birth of our country. If I could send it a nice birthday card to America I would, but this blog post will have to suffice I suppose. One of the things that I take the most pride in as an athlete is the ability to represent […]

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