Right from the start I was feeling pretty good about my feelings leading into the first competitions. I knew I was in great shape on the cross country side, and I also knew I had one of the best summers of jumping leading into the winter. It has and always will be a matter of putting both sides of the sport together in the same competition to get great results. From the first training session on the K90 in Lillehammer, we had some pretty tough conditions.
After a close call in the qualification, I was hoping I could take the pressure off of myself for the competitions. Unfortunately I could not release the pressure I was giving myself. After a Sub par jump, I set myself up for a very hard cross country race to try and get points.
Racing is never a problem for me. I am very lucky to be able to go out and push my body to the limit, I was very happy to be able to sneak into points (30th) from the starting position of 46th. I was very excited to see the Fastest time rank next to my name at the end of race. What that means to myself, is I had a very productive summer of training and things should only get better!
We are now in Ruka, Finland for the second stop of the season. We have had three perfect sessions on the large hill here. Jumping has become much better and I feel very happy with the level going in to the weekend. I was able to put consistent jumps together one after another, and I am planning on doing the same this weekend. I am feeling great again leading into the races and hope I can repeat the same races as last weekend. Hopefully the wind and weather holds together so we can have a fair competition with no delays.
Today is our day off before the weekend, time to watch some movies and do some relaxing activities to get ourselves ready for the