Friday, November 26, 2010

Welcome to the heartbreak hotel

After a good camp in Nakiska I headed down with the Canadian Team to Denver to start off the race season! After a night in Denver we drove to Loveland. As it is the US Thanksgiving weekend...they served Thanksgiving at the ski hill for lunch. Not my favourite thing before a world cup time trials! Our time trials were 4 runs...our best two runs combined time. I had a good first run followed by two not great runs. My fourth was again better. The result was heartbreaking...I missed qualifying for my first World Cup by .06 of a second. I am not sure I have been as heartbroken as yesterday afternoon since I dnf'd at Nor-Am finals (costing me a world cup spot for this year). It feels as if I cannot catch a break. No matter how badly I want matter how confident I am feeling going into doesnt seem to work out. I keep thinking..sometimes good things do happen...just not this time...again.

So I am regrouping for the Colorado Nor-Am series which starts the day after the Aspen World Cup. Wish me luck!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Now this looks like fun!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall training

Today I commenced fall training in Nakiska. I have been here for a few days already and the BC mens team had some car issues so are arriving tonight vs yesterday (as was planned) so today I skied with the Women's Alberta team. I did 4 warm up runs and 7 in the course...a pretty good first day volume wise! Tomorrow I will be joining the mens BC team for the rest of the week. On the 15th I will be meeting up with the rest of the National Tech Women when they return from Levi and will be training with them till the 23rd.

So far I'm having a great time here in Canmore...but hoping it will snow soon!

In parting here is a shot taken in Chile!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

So after an amazing time at home my season will begin a little early this year. I am heading out a few days early to Canmore to hang out with some good friends of mine before commencing training in Nakiska on the 9th. I will be training in Nakiska until the 23rd so hopefully we have good weather and good conditions to make the most of the two weeks available!