I took a Christmas break from blogging as well......
I traveled to Canmore, Alberta for 2 back to back classic sprints the weekend before Christmas. I didn't have the best results, but learned so much and am very glad to have worked many kinks out before heading to Nationals. Canmore is a beautiful place! Everyone should make a trip to the Canadian Rockies at some point in their lives, it is really spectacular. Ida, my Dartmouth teammate joined me out there, which was great. I miss traveling and training with Dartmouth! At the end of the weekend, I do believe we came out top Americans, despite neither of us having our best races so that as encouraging! The Canadians were on fire as that was the last of their Olympic Qualifying races.
Christmas in Park City was wonderful. I had a busy social schedule with all kinds of Christmas parties, but still got in a few hours on snow. There is not a ton of snow here, but it has been cold so the skiing has been great! My mom and I attempted to ski up Mill Creek Canyon the other day, but a moose had tromped all the way up the trail leaving enormous holes and big chunks of snow. It was a frustrating ski to the top, but we both made it!
Tomorrow I head out for the rest of the season...........
I am flying to Anchorage, AK tomorrow for Nationals then I head straight to school from there. Packing is a nightmare as I have to pack up all my skis and ski stuff for Nationals as well as ship some boxes to school for the rest of the winter.
Here is the race schedule for Nationals:
Jan 2nd: Freestyle Sprint
Jan 4th: 10k Freestyle
Jan 6th: 20k Classic (I think mass start!)
Jan 8th: Classic Sprint
All other information and results will be posted here: http://www.anchoragenordicski.com/nationals10/index.html
They might even have live timing...
This is my last chance to really shine and maybe get lucky so I am getting quite pumped for that, as well as being reunited with Dartmouth!
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