So here's the low down...
The season is VERY front heavy, with all of the main focus races (3 of 'em) being completed within 16 days of each other, completed by January 3rd. Again, I will be focusing on the sprints even though I feel, proportionately, I have improved my distance a lot more this season. For sprinting I am already close to the top and can challenge the top guys in the country on a good day while my distance remains my lifelong weakness and takes a back seat for the time being.
Here is my first month of racing:
- December 13th: NorAm Skate Sprint; Vernon, BC
- December 19th: Olympic Trials Classic Sprint; Canmore, AB
- December 20th: Olympic Trials Classic Sprint; Canmore, AB (yes, they are having the same race two days in a row)
- January 3rd: World U-23 Championships Trials Skate Sprint; Val Cartier, QC
And that's how the cookie crumbles.
Currently I am nursing some persistent tendonitis that I have been battling for the past month. This is actually the 2nd bout of it - different spot, same pain. I am juggling training activities to keep the stress away from it. Today I treaded water for 15 minutes. I remember I had to quit swimming back in the day cause I couldn't tread water for 5 minutes and thus couldn't pass AquaQuest 10 or whatever it was...
Snow is happening this week. I think Whistler is getting like 4 feet this weekend.
Pic du jour:
Striding up Stonebridge road with Lee. Initial day of tendonitis #2.