The 2010/2011 season has begun which means high motivation and big training to match big goals. After a six week break, recovering from shoulder surgery, and a well needed rest, I'm back in full swing, training hard for another exciting year. I have started the base training season which is full of strength training and long slow distance (long runs and bike rides) to build a solid cardio leading into the summer. This week I put in about 600km on my road bike, which felt really good after spending the last two months resting. It feels so good to get started up again, and I've set some demanding goals to keep me motivated through the off-season.
In September, I would like to qualify for the IBU Cup at roller ski trials in Canmore as well as have a top 10 place at the 2010 Junior Summer World Championships. This is my first year as a senior and I'm hoping to make a smooth transition to the big leagues. It would be amazing to race in a world cup this season, but my goal is to make that level in 2012. 2012 World Championships are in Ruhpolding Germany, and it is my goal to compete there.
Of course, I am endlessly thankful to mom and dad and all my sponsors for this year. I just couldn't do it with out you!
photo: Daniel Giroux (www.flex-art-studio.com)