Friday April 18, 2014

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Mahaney Catching Up

4.jpgSorry for taking so long to write this blog…but I have been up to way too much this fall.  As a student-athlete at Colorado College, the fall was intense with preseason lacrosse lifting and training as well as a heavy course load.  I took music theory, Introduction to Psychology, and Introduction to Jazz. My normal day during this time at College consisted of waking up in the morning with my suitemate Kyle W-H around 7 AM and getting an aerobic workout in. Then we would head off to breakfast until we had class from 9 AM to 12 PM.  Lunch is next.  Then try to get in as much homework as possible until lift at 3 PM.  Depending on the day I could be working out for 2 to 3 hours including 45 minute runs with my buddy Bart “I’m Good Looking” Cerf.  Another eating session for dinner and its off to do homework again if we are not playing intramural sports.

After school, I began training with the ISTC (International Snowboard Training Center) with good friend and competitor Bobby Minghini under the coaching of Ross Hindman (PacSun/USASA SBX Coach) and Phil Fell.  On this team we are training on the hill from 9 to 12 in the morning until we all meet at the gym around 3 in the afternoon where Ross puts us through some of the most ridiculous workouts one can endure.  The ISTC now has riders from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Chile, happily allowing me to practice my Spanish.  The team trains at Copper Mountain and they have been so supportive in our program and I would like to greatly thank them for their support.

Bobby and myself are currently in Telluride, Colorado training with the US Boardercross Team where they have built two separate Olympic start gates with two courses above one another.  I hope to learn a lot from the friends I have here and the incredible opportunity I have been given to train with some of the best riders in the world such as Olympic Gold Medalist Seth Wescott, 4 Time X Games Gold Medalist Nate Holland, and World Cup Winners Nick Baumgartner and Graham Watanabe.  Also here training is friend and Olympic Silver Medalist Lindsey Jacobellis and fellow PacSun/USASA team member Brooke Shaw.

I am very excited for this season and cannot wait to update you on whatever my next crazy endeavors are.

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