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www.caitlincompton.comMinneapolis Cross Country Ski Racer

 

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Today is my 30th Birthday and I have to say that I don’t feel any older. Maybe wiser, but not slower! I am happy to report that on the training and racing front I am still running healthy and strong. Thirty is a big milestone in cross country skiing here in the US. Not many skiers continue to ski at an Elite level into their thirties and especially not women. So I am looking forward to this year where I will be representing a new age class as a Master Skier and continuing to improve!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Cookies

 

Today for my 30th Birthday I joined my favorite group of Master Skiers, the Vakava Racing Team. The team is comprised of some of the toughest and fastest Master Skiers in the Twin Cities. They train hard and race fast all while holding down full-time jobs and raising families!!! They are all incredible and have great stories to share about their own ski racing careers. I look up to them and they have been awesome training partners since I moved to the Twin Cities.
Last year when I was trying to raise money for traveling to the Olympic Qualifying races, the Vakava stepped up and opened their homes and threw an amazing Birthday Party Fundraiser for me. Over 100 people came and we were able to raise enough money so I could get out west to the first series of races.
Today I got to spend another Birthday with the Vakava Team and other friends. We went for a 4 hour rollerski in Afton, MN.
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Oct
08
Read for the Record
by CCompton
Yeserday I had the honor of being one of 5 women chosen to read to over 300 children at the World Cultures Magnet School and American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul, for the annual Read for the Record Event. The book was “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, and since the theme was winter 5 women athletes were chosen to read and share their favorite winter experiences. Joining me were Olympic Silver Medalist and Captain of the Women’s Hockey Team Natalie Darwitz and Whitney Pratt, Carly Facchini, and Erin Layden of the Augsburg Women’s Hockey Team.

 

 

The Book Read Across the Nation
During the four years since it began in 2006, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record has continued to break the world record for the most children reading the same book on the same day with an adult in their life. The program is designed to draw attention to the reading crisis by pointing out nearly half of the children in low-income neighborhoods lag years behind their peers when they start first grade.

 

The Readers
Nearly 3 million children have been involved in the reading day efforts so far, and an estimated 2.5 million were expected to join in Thursday. Jumpstart has raised $6.2 million for books and supplies and sponsored nearly 800,000 books for low-income children.

 

 

Breaking up into classes we had question and answer time.

 

Sharing my favorite part of winter!
Thanks to Morgan Bray for contacting me and letting me be a part of such a great cause. Thanks to all the kids who listened to the story and shared their favorite moments from the winter. It won’t be too long until we can enjoy a snowy day ourselves!
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Oct
05
Video From Vakava Camp
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The video doesn’t load all the way through. I will try to figure this out for next time.
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Oct
02
Vakava Training Weekend
by CCompton

 

This past weekend I attended the Vakava Training Camp in Hayward, WI. This is the same camp that I went to last year and I have to say that this year the weather made it even better!
Vakava is a racing team based primarily on the East side of the Cities. They are from all different backgrounds and jobs but the one thing they have in common is the desire to SKI FAST. The Vakava racers can be seen at numerous local events throughout the winter as well as representing the Twin Cities at events in Europe, Ice Land, Scandanvia, Canada and at events like the World Masters Championships.
They have the distinct blue and white uniforms with the local Finn Sisu mascot. Dave Christopherson and Mark Ahers are the coaches and they make sure that the weekly workouts at Battlecreek and Afton and distance skis are pushing everyone’s limits.
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Apr
28
Time to Start Again!
by CCompton
Hey Everyone,
I am back and it is officially the new year!!!
Last year brought lots of adventures and travels and the Olympics! I am so thankful for everyone support and encouragement over the years. I could have never made it without all of you!
I am psyched to be back in Minneapolis and in my sweet apartment by Theo Wirth park. Lahti and I have been hitting up the awesome trails in the park and I got out for my first rollerski in the neighborhood last night.
My spring has been busy and of course I feel like I am totally out of shape from the break in training but I have learned that this break makes me even more excited to start training and my body very grateful for the rest! So if you see me out training please do not make fun of my slow pace, I need to start somewhere, I still have a number of months until the first races and I will speed up again
I am enjoying supporting other people in their pursuits this spring…my friends and their kids do so many amazing things. I am so impressed and excited to now cheer them on too.
More to come soon.
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Apr
11
Thank You…Ben Kremer
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I just wanted to write a HUGE thank you to Ben Kremer. Ben was the often silent, other half (sometimes more) part of my Olympic Journey. He spent countless hours over the past few years doing his part to be in relationship with an athlete training for the Olympics. He was the “man behind the curtain.”
Ben had himself competed for many years with aspirations of qualifying for the Olympic Games. His sport was Biathlon and he also trained out of the Twin Cities and Elk River. He was close but had to retire due to the economic demands of his sport and the lack of funding and prize money. He had to retire and get a “real full-time job”. He knew the struggles of an athlete trying to achieve their best and could relate to what I was going through for the past 4 years. It was a huge help to have his uncompromising support week in and week out. He often drove not only me, but tons of other skiers in the area down the hills that were too steep, videoing hours of me skiing, and running with me on the same boring route when the weather was terrible and he really didn’t want to go.
It was awesome to have his support for my “Olympic Journey” and I know I could not have made it without him. He has put a lot of his life on hold for me and he is now ready to dive into tackling his next dream. He helped me with all of my marketing/sponsorship/ and website design. He is incredibly talented and a very versitle Graphic Designer. You should check out his website at www.kremerdesign.com and view some of the other work he has done over the years ( between giving me splits at Nationals!!!).
Thanks again Ben for Everything you have done
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Feb
23
Photo set from Steve Kotvis ? f/go Photography
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Photo set from Steve Kotvis ? Minneapolis Based Photographer
http://f-go.smugmug.com/Sports/Nordic-Skiing/2010-lympics-XC-Ski-Relays/
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Feb
20
Olympics ? Team Sprint ? 6th Overall!
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Team Sprint with Kikkan Randal ? 6th Overall
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Feb
20
Olympics ? 15K Pursuit ? 43rd (23rd Fastest Skate Leg)by adminクラシアンOlympics ? 15K Pursuit ? 43rd (23rd Fastest Skate Leg)Full ResultsComments
Olympics ? 10K Freestyle ? 30th Placeby admin30th Place ? Full Results

 

 

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