For example, you could do everything right in your training and preparation, only to catch a virus the day before your big event. That is what happened to club member Chris Harrington this weekend at the American Birkie race in Wisconsin.
After training really well all fall and winter, Chris was struck with an illness on the drive down to Wisconsin. He made an heroic effort to do the race but was not able to complete it.
For the rollerski sessions in September, the dryland exercises at Garbage Dump hill in October, and the skating on the cold lifeless snow of January, Chris made an outstanding effort to improve his skiing and for that ... he is awarded Downtown Nordic Skier-of-the-Week.