Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hit the Ground Running by Matt Liebsch

Matt Liebsch is a member of the CXC Elite cross country ski team and a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is an Olympic hopeful and had a very successful 2009 season… 3rd Place at US Nationals, Mora Vasaloppet winner and American Birkebeiner Champion. When Matt is not training and racing he is helping out at Gear West or spending time with his wife and one-year-old son.

The 2008-2009 training year ended this past Sunday and the 2009-2010 year started a day later on Monday the 27th of April. CXC has wasted no time at all and our first training camp started this week. We have been doing some baseline testing along with some light workouts and individual/team meetings.

For those that are interested our team’s results from our testing and a great write-up by Garrott Kuzzy can be found here…

As camp wraps up in the next few days I am energized to start the next year of training as our team prepares for the Olympics. We have been goal setting this camp and I believe it is an important step for every athlete, regardless of ability or age. Before you set out training for your next event or season, take some time to think critically about your goals and the steps necessary to make progress towards those goals.

Train hard, train smart