Just got to Aspen for X Games a few days ago. Today we had practice and the pipe is very different from Park City, but it’s still very fun. Thursday we have qualifiers so let’s pray for some good weather! Women’s Superpipe Finals are on Saturday live on ESPN. Thinking of and riding for Kev and Danny!
The final 2 Grand Prix events are this weekend, Friday and Saturday, in Park City, Utah. Fuel TV will be streaming the Sat event live at 5pm PST on http://www.fuel.tv/ussnowboarding
This is a blog entry I wrote over on www.seventeen.com
Hi everyone! I am so excited to start blogging with Seventeen.com! I’m well into the snowboard season which means I’m super busy. I’ll have plenty of updates from the road while I’m training and traveling for the Olympic Qualifying competitions, preparing for the 2010 Games and just living my life!
As a professional snowboarder there are a lot of perks. I get to travel the world, meet cool and interesting people, and even work with my sponsors on anything from designing clothes and gear to (most recently) working with scientists from Gatorade at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI).
I wanted to tap the experts at GSSI to better understand my body and how I could optimize my nutrition and hydration plan so I can perform at my best on the mountain. You can check out some pictures of me at the labs – I went through some body composition testing and then they put me on a bike and took all these different measures to help me understand my sweat rate and how my body uses carbohydrate energy for fuel. I also got a chance to meet with a dietitian and they gave me a sneak peek at some new products Gatorade has coming out next year.
The trip to the GSSI labs coincided perfectly with my preparation for the Olympic Qualifying events I’m currently competing in so I’m going to use the advice they gave me on my road to making the US Olympic Snowboard Team! There will be so much to tell you about over the next few months, so stay tuned for my next update!
Hey Everyone….posting some pictures of my recent visit to the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) out near Chicago. I thought you’d get a kick out of seeing me getting poked and prodded by the scientists!
I went there just before the season started to get some help in preparing for the Olympics. Their scientists have worked with some of the world’s top athletes – even other Olympians – since before I was even born so I really wanted to tap into their expertise to better understand my body and how I could optimize my nutrition and hydration plan so I can perform at my best on the mountain.
The experience was really amazing. I started out doing some body composition testing, and then they put me on a bike and took all these different measures to help me understand my sweat rate and how my body uses carbohydrate energy for fuel. I also met with a dietitian who talked to me about some of my eating habits before, during and after my practices and competitions. Then the Gatorade folks gave me a sneak peek at some new products they’ve been developing. It was cool to try them out and to offer my feedback. One new drink in particular I’m REALLY excited about, but you’ll just have to wait and see what it is!
I’m doing everything I can to prepare for all the Olympic qualifiers and having the chance to work with Gatorade and their scientists is just a really cool part of what I get to do as a rider – and I think it gives me an edge!