Clare Egan finished her season in Nove Mesto na Moravě, bid her teammates good-bye, went home to Lake Placid, New York and has been there almost every day since March.
With the USA under the grip of the Coronavirus, there have been no training camps for Egan and her teammates, no in-person contact with the coaches. Her life remains simple, centered on daily training in the Adirondack Mountains. “That is one thing that makes me lucky here: there are so many nice places to train…I have always been able to go out and get into the mountains.”
Missing Teammates, Coaches
"Yet at times in this coronavirus pandemic, the 32-year-old feels like she is on a mental roller coaster, thinking, “There are two ways to look at it. I can look at the fact that I have not seen Susan (Dunklee) and other A Team athletes since the winter… That is tough; those are the people that would push me on the skis. Or I can say I am training here with teammates and we are doing fine. Or I can fret that no one is helping me and I have not seen my coach in person since World Championships, except on the computer screen. Still we talk every day. It is not that I do not have coaching; it is just different. I have to look at it in that positive way. Of course some days I manage that and some days I do not…”