Perspective Archive - August, 2001

Sunday, August 26 NSDT Update: Welcome to Senior - By: Drew Goldsack
Well, it's official, I have finally joined everyone else on the team as a full blown senior. This week (on August 23) I turned twenty and with that I left any lingering piece of junior status that I had behind. A word of advice to all the junior skiers out there - enjoy it... [
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Saturday, August 25 Phil's XC Journal #6 - By: Phil Villeneuve
Hi Everyone, here's my journal entry's forecast: Hot with 95% chance of getting the pasties! What's going on here? Is that a giraffe I just saw chewing on the poplar in my front yard? Are those dark spots... [
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Monday, August 20 NSDT Update: Summer Training - By: Shane Stevens
In Canmore, the Development Centre and National Team athletes are quickly nearing the end of the summer training period, and before we all know it, we'll be on snow and starting another race season... [
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Wednesday, August 15 Phil's XC Journal #5 - By: Phil Villeneuve
Hi Everyone, Watching TV isn't something I do on a regular basis (mostly because of the poor reception I get) but once in a while I'll plop myself on the couch to watch the 'tube' and relax after a hard day of training. During the past month, Le Tour de France, the World Track and Field Championships... [
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Friday, August 10 NSDT Update - Jasper Camp - By: Tasha Betcherman
Upon our departure from Jasper early this morning, we completed our final workout and made the scenic drive back to Canmore. I had a few hours to reflect on my experiences and the experiences of others during this training camp in one of the most scenic and breathtaking settings I've ever had the opportunity to train in... [
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Wednesday, August 8 Phil's XC Journal #4 - By: Phil Villeneuve
Hi Everyone, I'm racing today and I can't wait! The 2nd annual Canmore Challenge x-c running race (on the ski trails of the Canmore Nordic Centre) is the focus of my attention on this awesome August morning. I've got 2.5 hours left until the start and I thought I'd go through some of my pre-race rituals... [
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Monday, August 6 NSDT Update: 24-hour Athlete - By: Gord Jewett
Most ski racers have heard the term "24-hour athlete" at some point, and most coaches like to preach about it. This mythical athlete we refer to is the person who is always making sacrifices for sport, putting athletics first and foremost in their life 24 hours a day and 365 days a year... [
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