Welcome to my website! My name is Benjamin Lustgarten and I am a professional cross country ski racer for the Craftsbury Green Racing Project in Vermont. My goal is to compete successfully at the national and international level with focus on the 2018 Winter Olympics! I will be updating my progress throughout my training and racing season via blog posts and social media updates that you can access with this website. Thanks for your support!
Directly after US Nationals I flew with Nick and Caitlin to Dresden, Germany for the city sprints there that weekend. It was a fair amount of travel covering 10 time zones. I did the best I could with recovery, trying to sleep, and taking jogs in the city to prepare my body for the races … Continue reading World Cup Period II
2018 US National Championships were held in Anchorage, Alaska this year. I have only been to Alaska once before in my life last spring for the Spring Series races in Fairbanks. I heard plenty of the stories for how cold Anchorage could be, so I feel like we were lucky this year with decent weather … Continue reading 2018 US Nationals
We had the first two weekends of official US SuperTour races in early December. The Green Team flew out to West Yellowstone about a week and a half before the first SuperTour in order to acclimate to the altitude and do a warm up FIS race that West Yellowstone held the weekend before their SuperTour. … Continue reading December SuperTours!
As usual, the summer and fall has flown by in a productive whirlwind of travel, training, recovery, eating, and sleeping. Overall I have been incredibly happy with my training and fitness improvements over the past few months. I got a new PR in the 5km ski erg time trial, a new PR in the Mt. … Continue reading Fall Training Update