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43 Writing Our Games: Using Team Notebooks and Athletes' Journals Chamberlain maintained a training log with notes (Figure 23), kept a journal (Figure 24), and maintained two different blogs on sponsors' websites. To top off his writing life as an athlete, Chamberlain stayed in contact through email with his coaches and advisors (i.e., ski technicians, physical therapists, doctors, and me). Chamberlain made decisions and discoveries as he wrote in his journal, blogs, and training logs. As he said during an interview, writing is a "meditation, trying to open up the mind and go for it." Such work shows the potential of writing as an athlete. One week of David Chamberlain's Training Log from the month of May. Month of May Comments: Not feeling good about the last two weeks of the month . Not enough hours, we'll see. Trying to move and finish up at Gould and settle our summer plans has taken a toll on training. My hope is everything will settle for a good June, July, and August. When all was said and done, I had too many hours, oops, not by much and some of the hours that I counted in there were very easy recovery yoga sessions. So I hit the nail right on the head with training hours. Figure 23: David Chamberlain's training log with notes. (Kent, 2012) "I like free writing… it's a meditation, trying to open up the mind and go for it." –David Chamberlain, U.S. Ski Racer Rest Days, First Day of Training 2006-2007 05/01/06 The first day of training for 06/07! I am doing something a little different this year. The first day

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