Pate NeumannDecember 11, 2011

 Today I am sitting out the 15km classic. It was tough decision, but after last weekends 10km classic in Canmore, I was pretty run down. I woke up Monday morning with a tickle in my throat, (every skiers worst nightmare upon waking up!) but after some easy days and lots of sleep, I was able to catch it before it turned into anything major. I brought my energy levels back up enough to do an intensity workout on Thursday. I felt decent, and decided it was safe to start the classic sprint yesterday. It was test number two, and it didn’t go so well. I felt fine skiing easy, but during the qualifier it didn’t take long to realize things weren’t quite back to normal.

I decided to play it safe and rest up for next weekend. I didn’t want to have two mediocre NorAm weekends in a row. I will rest up, and hope to get things back on track for next weekends skate sprint and 15km mass start skate race. 

Disappointing for sure, and as hard as it is to watch my teammates hit the start line without me, I want to be 100% ready to go in Rossland.

Before heading to Silverstar, I went to Lake Louise to watch Tess Davies race in her first World Cup Downhill. Annika, Kendra and I made up her personal cheering squad. It was an great day and super fun to watch Tess race!

The cheering squad, Kendra and Annika.
All smiles after finishing

Leah was there in spirit. 
Signing autographs
Sunrise in Silverstar.

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