#1 Late bird catches the worm
On December 1st, set those alarms for 12:00 am (midnight), and make sure your computer is charged, because at 12:01 am, registration for the Grand Traverse opens, and it won’t be open for long! This year it was only open for 10 hours.
#2 Go for comfort
#3 Practice makes (close to) perfect
#4 Learn from the pros
Sign up for the Grand Traverse Skimo Academy happening Dec 18-20, where you will learn food, training and gear tips from world class athletes who have not only taken part in the Grand Traverse, but have won it as well!
#6 Quality not quantity!
As a 3rd grade teacher, finding time to train during the week isn’t easy. Therefore, I make my workouts quality. I have an hour before school, where I push hard going up and enjoy the down. After school, I try and get another workout in, and for me, it’s quality over quantity and I make my ski workouts worthwhile. Weekends are a great time for me to put miles on my legs and skis and I don’t focus on pushing hard, but rather getting used to being out for a longer amount of time.