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Somewhere Between Obscurity and Oblivion

January 4
I arrived in Bozeman last night and today was my first day of skiing at Bohart Ranch - site of the 2002 US Nationals. Tomorrow is the first race, the sprint. I skied the 1 kilometer sprint loop about 5 times, then decided that I might as well ski the 10K loop that we will be doing in Monday's 30K race.

To me, these races are the Olympic Trials. Most people who will probably make the team did so on the strength of last season's spring series, so in many cases that was the Olympic Trials. I, on the other hand, haven't had the races I need to make the te