I am having a great end of my season. I have been adjusting to a little different lifestyle working much more than my next season. As I had mentioned before I am changing professionals and dialing back my Nordic skiing career.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Posted by Sylvan Ellefson at 1:07 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Wow! The past two weeks have been something out of the ordinary for me. I started a new job after deciding not to make the trip to Anchorage for our end of the season races. To be honest, I just wanted to be home for awhile and enjoy the Spring here. I also felt the financial strain of being gone for the past 4 months just weekend to weekend. It's amazing how fast things can add up.
Posted by Sylvan Ellefson at 9:33 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014
I have been back in Northern Europe now for the last two weeks and it has been spectacular. My results haven't been where I have wanted them but honestly not too surprised given my schedule in the early season and I'm not that bummed. I love racing on the World Cup. It's what makes me feel like I am professionally chasing Nordic skiing as a career.
Posted by Sylvan Ellefson at 11:15 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2014
I have had a Midwest adventure the past two weeks. First stop was in Battle Creek Park. We had a 15k classic and then a 10k skate. I actually got quite worried after my 15k classic because I didn't feel very good. It just didn't feel like my body was where it needed to be for top-level racing. It was also very cold and I frostbit my big tie. I ended up 13th in the classic race. However, I turned things around the next day in the 10k with a win. I felt completely different than the day before and it was certainly refreshing.
Posted by Sylvan Ellefson at 8:26 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014
The Olympics start this week and while I'm bummed that I didn't make it, I'm excited to watch my friends and ITA Teammates race at the games. Our cable box isn't functioning right now so I'm having to watch at cafés and on my computer!
Posted by Sylvan Ellefson at 11:33 AM
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I'm equally bummed for my ITA teammate Caitlin Gregg, who has skied the most impressive domestic season I think I have ever seen by a woman. I am equally as excited to see my other ITA nordic skiing teammates, Torin and especially Brian for qualifying for the Olympics. I know how hard and how long Brian has been working at this goal of getting to his first Olympics!
Posted by Sylvan Ellefson at 7:46 AM
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Some people have 17. Some people don't ever think they'll get one. For some people like me, they hope that their work over the past ten years will finally boil to down to one of these.
Posted by Sylvan Ellefson at 9:55 PM