Sara Renner is still trying to find her true racing form since taking time off to have her baby daughter in the winter of 2007. After a rough week of travel led to blasé results in Kuusamo, Renner was able to stay positive and by placing 25th in the 10km skate she showed a spark of the racing form she is capable of.
With your 25th place finish on Saturday it looks as though you are on the right track as far as getting ready for the bigger distance races – do you feel like your race form is coming back?
I’m happy with my distance race. It has been a difficult start but I felt like a World Cup racer again on Saturday. It’s important to stay cool in this business and trust that my best form will come at the most important time- the Olympics.
I don’t know if you are disappointed about your sprint qualifier, or if you feel your speed is coming back but just not quite there yet – Are you going to keep working to sharpen your sprint speed in the upcoming weeks, and if so, what will it take to do that?
The elusive sprinting form has become even more elusive. I think some neurons might be blocked in that department. Sprinting appears to be so 2005 for me.
What have you been working on in the last couple weeks since Kuusamo?
What is your game plan leading into next weekend’s races at Rogla? Your husband and daughter are coming to see those races, is that right?
Prior to Davos, we have been working on increasing my tempo and turnover in my classic and skate. This week, I will be doing some volume training in Davos with some intervals on Wednesday. Also, I plan to enjoy the local coffee shop and the happy Swiss people. I will see the family in Rogla which is very exciting.