Conditions continue to be ideal here in Whistler. I’m hitting the hay early after a busy weekend, getting ready for another busy week ahead. Kris and James hammered out a hard 30km Pursuit on Saturday in warm, soft conditions.
I got a chance to catch up with my CXC teammates Brian Gregg and Matt Liebsch before breakfast this morning as they were relaxing between sprint heats at the Winter Fest in Madison this weekend. Congrats to Rebecca, Maria, and Audrey who took over the women’s podium.
The Sprints in Madison are one of the highlights of the race season every winter. Snow is trucked onto the streets surrounding the Capitol building. It’s a busy weekend and there are events on the snow almost constantly. Nice to see the CXC women “own the podium!”
While my CXC counterparts were ripping around the Capitol, I was hammering some pretty hard skate intervals on the 4 x 10km relay course. There is no official word yet, as to whether or not I’ll be skiing the relay on Wednesday, but I’m preparing as if I’ll be racing.
Our two sprint relay teams should be exciting tomorrow, with Kikkan Randall and Caitlin Compton pairing up for the women and Andy Newell and Torin Koos going for the men. I’ll definitely be up at the venue watching these guys go out and hammer. For now , it’s been a big weekend and I’m looking forward to a good night sleep to get ready for the week ahead. Stay tuned!