It was a quick trip as we raced around the Wisconsin State Capital in Madison. Crews stayed up all night laying the snow in the street Friday night, we raced a classic sprint on Saturday, a skate sprint on Sunday, and crews came back to truck all the snow away.
|Pushing snow around Friday Night|
|Cool place to race!|
|The races were part of the Madison Winter Fest so there were all kinds of events going on. Here are some snow sculptures!|
|a few more...|
|And ice sculptures|
|Classic podium: Jennie Bender, me, Nicole Bathe|
The next day was skate and I could not believe how sore I was from the previous day. I felt as if I was 90 years old so for me the name of the game was trying to trick my muscles. I wasn't skiing as well as I had hoped and didn't use the best tactics, getting passed on the last block into the finish, just as I did the day before. I guess Jennie learned and wanted some revenge on me!
|Sprint around the capital, not photoshopped I promise!|
|Skate Podium: me, Jennie Bender, Caitlin Patterson|