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Kyla Vanderzwet
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What I do when I'm not skiing?

I'm currently at medical school at Western University in London, Ontario, so when I'm not training I'm usually in class or studying ...or napping! Netflix is another much-loved past-time, as is sharing a meal with family or friends.

Skiing highlights/accomplishments?

Selected to the 2017 Canadian team for World University Games
Competed for Carleton University Ravens for gold at OUAs (North Bay) and silver at Nationals (T-Bay) in the CCUNC relay.

Favourite Ottawa-Gatineau Trail?

I love skiing the Morall loop at Nakkertok when there's fresh snow.
Any kind of crust skiing (ex. off of Burma trail) is also awesome!

Favourite Race?

Easterns are my favourite set of races because we're on the home trails, there's a fantastic atmosphere, and they give out great lunches :)

Favourite Workout?

That's a tough one...probably a max aerobic speed workout!

Personal Sponsors/Supporters?

Exel Poles

Racing Goals for this Season?

Maintain my fitness while in school and enjoy the racing experience!

Who inspires you?

Training partners are #1 for this, for sure. No one can make you go faster than that person who's just ahead of you!

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Kyla's Articles...

Race Report Race report: NENSA Season opener  (2016/12/20)
Training 9 tips for training on your own (with limited time)  (2016/11/06)
Athlete Diary Training update from London, Ontario  (2016/09/10)
Race Report Whitehorse Nationals 2016 Race Report #1  (2016/03/20)
XC News Ski Tour Canada Coming Soon  (2016/02/26)
Race Report Race report: Noram Sprint Day in Thunder Bay  (2016/01/22)
Training First Ski of The Year and Early Season Race Plans  (2015/11/25)
Training Ankle Sprains  (2015/10/13)
Race Report Summer 2015 Racing Update  (2015/08/17)
Race Report Nationals Day 4 - middle distance races  (2015/03/19)
Training Pre-race jitters  (2014/12/26)
Race Report The Relentless Trail Race at the Ark   (2014/10/31)
Training Get your fit on!  (2014/09/27)
Nutrition Don't get mad, get fed!  (2014/08/20)
Training Push-ups 101  (2014/07/02)
Race Report Canadian Nationals Race Preview 2014  (2014/03/12)
Race Report Breaking News from South of the Border  (2014/01/23)
Training Let the ski season begin!  (2013/11/25)
Gatineau Park The bets are in...let the snow fly!  (2013/10/30)
Sports Science The Skiing 'Drug'  (2013/10/11)
Training Sometimes training is a pain in the butt...  (2013/08/06)
Training OWL Rafting 2013  (2013/06/18)
Race Report Whistler Nationals 2013 Day 1  (2013/03/24)
Photos and Videos The team behind the racers  (2013/02/08)
Race Report Holiday Race Line-up in Southern Ontario  (2012/12/24)
Training Getting primed for race time  (2012/10/28)
Training Lake Placid Training Camp: Part Two  (2012/09/04)
Athlete Diary Fitness as a family business  (2012/07/11)
Race Report Race Report: Thea's Race 2012  (2012/03/05)
Current Events Race Notice: The E Load and E Mend Pursuit Race is coming up!  (2012/01/17)
Athlete Diary Converting the downhill skiers  (2012/01/01)
Nutrition Vegetarian debut  (2011/11/26)
Race Report XC Ottawa takes on Whiteface  (2011/09/18)
Training Summer workout at the cottage  (2011/08/10)
Training Contrast Therapy for Recovery  (2011/05/30)
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