Saturday, August 1, 2009

Update from the Haig Glacier

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, one-year-old son and new baby girl Samantha.

Hey All, Just a quick update. I am on the Haig Glacier outside of Canmore, Alberta for an on-snow camp this week. I am training with my teammate, Brian Gregg, and we are tagging along with a couple ski clubs from Canada. We are training big hours and getting our ski legs back. Skiing on the glacier is up high, around 9000ft. Weather has been a mixed bag but this afternoon was beautiful. Check out my website and Brian Gregg’s website for more pictures and updates.

Train hard, train smart (especially when at altitude)