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20180509-1434: Alex Jospe
The off season
Its been a long while since Ive had a true off season. Once I transitioned to no longer thinking of myself as an elite-wannabe-skier, the off season felt superfluous, and there was so much fun stuff happening in April! Enter years of great racing and training with the US Orienteering Team, trail races, and mountain biking.This year, Ive had a niggling, vague, undiagnosed injury all spring, that sort of appeared just after we wrapped up the ski-o World Cup. Yes, there are studies linking low slee ...
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20180330-0826: Alex Jospe
Spring Fling and Supertour
I hadnt been planning to head back to Craftsbury for the Supertour Finals. But, Ed had been in Vermont for a month, with no plans of coming home, timing various races, so that was my only chance to see him. And, it turns out, watching your heroes race in person is pretty cool. All the USST members were there, including Kikkan and Jessie from the gold medal relay team. I definitely cried when I watched that Olympic race, because it was just so cool to see Kikkan do it. Shes been driving this spor ...
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20180326-1028: Alex Jospe
Eastern Highschool Championships
The last official race of the season was the Eastern Highschool Champs, up in Rumford ME. CSU sent pretty much every kid to this race on the Massachusetts team, and I was head coach, which meant I could make all the other coaches do the work while I ate brownies and watched the races.Race venue was Black Mountain of Maine, in Rumford. I love this race course, its hard but fair, with some good climbing and lots of skiing, not just a highway. I dont love the smell of the town of Rumford, but that ...
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20180313-1441: Alex Jospe
Craftsbury World Cup
Probably two years ago, Adrian and Ken got excited about hosting a World Cup for ski orienteering in the US. They got the IOF excited (which doesnt take much, considering that orienteering with a global distribution is one of the goals of IOF, so theyre always ready to jump if North America wants to host something big), and somehow got us committed to the thing before exactly having all the key players placed. Im a sucker, so I got roped into course setting with barely a fight. With hindsight, s ...
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20180302-1601: Alex Jospe
Planning for a World Cup
Yall. Nobody said that hosting a World Cup for Ski Orienteering was going to be easy. But I clearly did not give it nearly enough respect. Supposedly Im just setting courses, but we all know how that goes, and now Im doing a whole lot of other jobs. So if you havent heard from me in weeks, dont take it personally.Next week is the big deal. Final round of World Cup for the season, and the World Masters Championships. Its gonna be awesome.Adrian, event director and on-site coordinatorAndy, fellow ...
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20180214-1337: Alex Jospe
Final Eastern Cups
The last three Eastern Cups have gone by in a blur. We were at Rikert the weekend before Masters, and then Craftsbury the weekend after. I only did the skate race at Rikert, knowing Id be needed for waxing at the classic sprint. Plus, conveniently, I dont really enjoy classic sprinting the way I enjoy skate sprinting. Fun to watch lots of my skiers qualify for the heats and move through them with aplomb.RikertSundays individual start 10k was one of those races thats just sort of meh. I didnt hav ...
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