Happy Valentines Day. The cross country crew is getting ready for our first race of the Games tomorrow – the 15km Skate, with a little extra motivation from Johnny Spillane’s Silver medal in the Nordic Combined today. The combiners are up in Whistler tonight at the medals ceremony, while the cross country crew is in the Village, getting ready to hammer tomorrow.
Newell, Mo, Liz, Kikkan & I got out for a little afternoon jog and enjoyed the first sunshine we’ve seen since arriving. The whole village was in a good mood with lots of cameras out, capturing the surrounding mountains that we had yet to see before today.
This morning, I skied my final lap around the race course before competing tomorrow. It was a satisfying feeling to know that everything I can do has been done and I’ve got a lot of confidence going into the race tomorrow. The hay is in the barn!
Start list, live timing, and results can all be found here. Watch out for #59 starting at 12:59:30 Pacific Time.