Today was a pretty chill day all in all. After breakfast the team hung out and got some homework done which was pretty successful. Almost all of the team went for a run before lunch. Then at about 3 we were out the door and headed to the venue. We went for a ski later today in hopes of getting adjusted to the late skiing for the night sprint tomorrow. The team is definitely pumped and excited for the race on Friday! It’s gonna be a good one for sure. Our ski was pretty crazy with all of the snow that was coming down on us. The snow was very powdery at first but once the tracks were skied through a couple times, the skiing became pretty well packed down. The race course was sick and consisted of a big hill at the beginning an then rolling hills and downhills from there on. Including some sharp turns, which will make the course all that much better. I think it is safe to say that we are all really pysched for our first race.
Tonight was the first night that other teams started to roll into the hotel. Right after dinner Dylan got right to work fulfilling his trip goal of getting 100 new facebook friends. Nothing held him back. He went on to introduce himself to the Finnish team sitting in the hall, close to our rooms. His vocabulary also increased when he added a couple new Finnish words. All of the teams are staying in the same hotel so the next couple days should be fun!
Until tomorrow, we are in race prep mode and thinking about the next few days. There will be some fast skiing for sure! -Marion
Sorry there aren’t any pictures today- lots of organizing to do before the races, but we will be back tomorrow with lots of race pictures (and podium pictures!) from the Classic Sprint!! The event website, in case you haven’t found it yet, is http://www2.idrottonline.se/HagglundsIoFK-Skidor/Vara-arrangemang/NordicJuniorSkiCompetition/NordicJuniorSkiCompetition2011/
We will be reporting back tomorrow!