My girl Blake
My girl Blake
Next and first race of this season’s world cup is next weekend! I think i have done everything that i could to prepare, so now the best i can do is to sit here in be very confident in my good result. And watch hart of dixie.
Lazy as usual i update only 3 days after the real events.
On Saturday and Sunday we had 2 EC GS races in Lachtal, AUT. This race was actually more serious than it seemed to be at the first place. I was not aware that some athletes used it as a chance to get to World Champs, what i am saying - everyone rode good and the race was packed with world cup athletes. It was a good chance to see what shape i was in. The first day was brutal- very steep slope to start with and furious conditions - gusty wind and snowfall plus low visibility made it a real challenge. Mentally i was ready to go home as soon as 2nd quali run was over. Did not have to wait long - got edged by Bella Laboeck in 2nd round and finished 7th after all.
Second day’s weather gave us a perfect race with chalk hard snow and bluebird sky. Started off pretty slow in qualifiers and then moved into solid finals, I showed some good riding and ended up 2nd. In the big final I raced Marion Kreiner and must say I respect her stability and her line is always perfect, the one to learn from. Congrats everyone on a good weekend. That was a good practice before Carezza (21.12.12.) which hopefully will have similar conditions.
I am stoked to have some chill out training in Kaprun, Austria our home base (kind of) where we stay every year since i got on the team in 2006. It feels like home here and I really enjoy being here when we are off races. Gives me that crucial feeling of coziness that only a home can.
PS I am listening to some shitty Fader podcast right now so it makes me retarded i guess i forgot to say how stoked i am on my result! I MEAN THIS IS THE FIRST EURO PODIUM SINCE WORLD CHAMPS! YAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!
I needed a change. And this year we have changed it all. New equipment, new coaches, new training system, new places. I had a lot of first-timers this summer. My first serious pre season training, first time in New Zealand, Costa Rica, Panama, Canary Islands, first 134m bungee jump. First time after the injury i felt like the riding actually doesn’t suck. My first victory in 1 1/2 years. Maybe it was just a FIS race but it was sure a decent one.
I am ready for the season. Olympic race is on and things might get hot. One friend of mine asked me how bad i wanted to win again. I wanted it real bad. Now more than ever.