I was recently named to the US Biathlon A Team for the second year. Based on my two top-25 World Cup finishes from the past season, I moved up to the A2 tier from A3. Here is the official announcement. Congratulations to my teammates, old and new.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
I spend most of my time on the road. To help my readers understand what that is like, I tried to take a picture of each bed I slept in this year. It is hard to keep track of all the placed I've been, so I referred to my US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) log online. As a member of the national team, I have to tell USADA where I am at all times so they can find me for random drug testing. According to my USADA log, I spent 126 days at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY between April 1, 2015 and April 1, 2016. Otherwise, I was on the road, sleeping in more than 40 different places!
|"Home." I spend 2-3 weeks per year here.|
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
|"The Closet." I lived here for 4 years. Now I spend 2-3 weeks per year here.|
Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, VT
|"Room 244." I spent more time here than|
anywhere else last year, about 18 weeks.
Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, NY
|Summer Vacation with the Lewishes|
Cape May, NJ
|Visiting Maura and Kenny at the Whitebloom's|
Cape May, NJ
|The barracks at Ethan Allen Military Base. We spend 3-4 weekends here|
every summer training and racing on rollerskis.
|Fall Training Camp|
|Wearing the "happy pants" at World Cup 1|
|World Cup 3|
|Christmas with my family in Europe|
|New Year's with Erik|
|One night in transit|
|Sleeping with Annelies at World Cup 4|
|A palatial triple room at World Cup 5|
|Pull-out couch, World Cup 6|
|World Cup 8 at Northern Maine Community College|
|Egan Media Studio/Guestroom|
|Sjusjøen, Skisenter. We trained here for a week in November and Frebruary.|
|The king of biathlon watches over me at World Champs|
|US National Championships|
Fort Kent, Maine
|And as a bonus, here is a picture of every item of clothing I wore between|
November 16th and March 26th. (Dirndl not shown.)