Another day in paradise. It was again slightly above freezing for the better part of the day with a slight breeze. The trails were recently groomed and quite fast. It was overcast for most of the with a little sun peeking out now and again.
Today was easily the hardest ski of the trip. Our coaches devised a course for our time trial meant to “shake off the cobwebs”. It was a 2.7 kilometer lap with girls skiing two laps and boys skiing three. Each lap consisted of one major climb that wound up through the woods until it finally leveled off for a flat section and then dropped back into the stadium. Everyone seemed to have benefited from the push, but no one seemed to enjoy it
Afterward, we ventured back up into the water tower for lunch. We laid low for most of the day to recover and complete homework while the coaches went to pick up waxing supplies and groceries. When they returned we all went back into the city for an hour or so to have one last evening in Ostersund.
Tomorrow we have a 3 hour drive to Örnsköldsvik where we will be racing! -Forrest
There’s your athlete report of the day! Kate, Pete, and I just got back from our nightly “coach ski” on the long lit-up out and back around town. Great skiing, and tons of old guys powering past us looking straight out of the 70s. Hopefully all the athletes are packing tonight, we are picking up our third car tomorrow and hitting the road for Ornskoldsvik! Cam and Paddy are hopefully meeting up in the morning with Paddy’s Grandfather’s old friend Ola (e?) which should be a cool adventure for them. Cam really ripped it up in our little time trial this morning, thats her pounding a hill up top here. Its about time for us to start packing too- you’ll hear from us tomorrow on the Baltic. -Matt