One Athlete's Mind
Sunday night the team and I arrived here in Whistler to begin our preparations for the 2012 World U23/Junior Trials races. Since then we have been getting to know our race courses as best we can, testing skis and preparing for the upcoming races. Despite some rain on Monday, the weather has been beautiful since then, and the skiing has been great!
Tomorrow kicks off my 3 races in 4 days with a 30km Skiathlon (15km classic, change skis and poles, then 15km skate), and I CAN'T WAIT!!! With the Skiathlon being one of my favorite events, I am very excited to do my first one at a distance of 30km. And to be racing here in Callaghan Valley on the same courses as the Vancouver Olympics, it makes these races just that much more exciting!
Following tomorrow's race I'll have a day off to get in a light ski and do some more ski testing before the Skate Sprints on Saturday. The 2012 Trials races will then be wrapped up on Sunday with a 15km Classic Individual start race. Anyone looking to follow results can find them here immediately following the completion of each race:
After this weekend's races I'll be off to Canmore AB for the Western Canadian Championships! Check back here over the next few days for recaps from the races here in Whistler! No guarantees for daily updates, but I'll definitely throw up a recap once I get to Canmore next Monday!
Jordan Cascagnette, Student-Athlete, Ski Coach