Describe a typical week between your job as a pharmacist and as a pro skier.
I’m a compounding pharmacist, so I actually get to prepare certain pharmaceutical ingredients to meet the unique needs of individuals. We deal a lot with bio-identical hormones, pediatrics and vets. I work a solid 70 hours a week, if not more. I ski about five sets during the week, and become a weekend skiing warrior. It’s difficult to keep up, and I do find myself getting run down at times. Especially when I work as a retail community pharmacist at an independent pharmacy in Destin as well. So, sometimes it becomes three jobs.
What aspect of your training do you attribute most to your new world record?
I really can’t say one thing made the new record possible. It’s more of a combination of things. Training behind the great pull of my Malibu TXi every day has definitely helped my confidence. I’ve also been testing skis with Dave Goode over the past year, so learning about my ski inside and out has given me a new perspective to running the course. And then there’s my coach, Cory. He’s a great motivator and coach for all three events. I’ve also been studying my skiing – I had Jerry Jackson pull videos of my tournament rounds the past couple years and it’s been a great benefit.