U.S. Nationals

This was the first year I have done all the races at Nationals. In years past I have only done the distance races. While the sprints are short and I didn’t make any heats to go on to, they are still quite tiring. By the end of the week of racing my body was very tired. I found myself almost constantly eating to replenish what I was spending during races. Pictured here is Martin helping my “supersize” my post race lunch after the 15km skate to get ready for the 30km classic mass start.


Racing wise, I placed a bit better then I had at nationals in years past. The significant increase in training I put in this summer and fall is going to take a while to sink in and I know I have some great races to come this season. I will just have to be patient and keep skiing.

About Spencer Eusden

Spencer is a born and raised Mainer and a recent graduate from Bowdoin College. After experiencing summer skiing and real mexican food during the first year of the Far West College Summer Residency Program in 2011, he had little choice but to come back and race for Far West!