Team Canada Program Athlete 2022
Q: How did you first get involved in orienteering?
A: I started orienteering in elementary school with my local Adventure Running program. I really enjoyed learning new skills all while making friends with similar interests. Soon enough, we were travelling around the country to compete. I remember my first nationals Foot-O race was actually held in my hometown, and thats when I decided to keep pursuing the sport.
Q: What would a typical week of training look like for you?
A: During the winter racing season I try to get as much time on snow as possible. Recently, with University being online, I have been lucky enough to live super close to my local ski area. This means I typically ski at least 4 days/week, and cross-train (strength) on my off days. There are also really great orienteering maps for a few local areas, so I am able to get some great navigation training in too!
Q: How do you normally prepare for an important race?
A: I think the best way to prepare for an important race is to trust the process. For me, knowing that I've put my best effort into my training and my mindset is super important for staying calm before a big event. I like to have a plan that I'm confident in for the days leading into the race and for the day of. Already knowing how I want to execute on race day takes a lot of the pressure off and lets me just enjoy the moment.