The month of January has been a whirlwind of ski racing. I started the 2010 year off in Quebec, CAN at some North American Cups. Although the giant slaloms were cancelled due to unsafe snow conditions it was still successful trip and I went home with two slalom victories. At home I got a much-needed POWDER day at Alta to rejuvenate my soul before flying back over to Europe.
Since I spend so much time racing over in Europe and I feel like I am constantly writing about it, I thought I would give you an idea of what the typical day in the life of an American ski racer consists of:
6:15AM warm-up my body (spin on the bike for 10 minutes and do some stretching and core activation)
6:45AM eat a European breakfast (usually consisting of fruit, yogurt, cereal, bread and thick coffee)
7:30AM leave for the mountain
8:00AM take some warm-up runs on my skis and do some drills to get my body going through the correct motions
8:45AM inspect first run course set
9:30AM pre-run snack, mmmm….gummy bears
10AM first runs starts…….I usually end up going around 11AM after going to the start and warming-up a little more with plyos and explosive work
12:30PM second run inspection
1:30PM second run starts
2:30PM head back to the hotel for lunch, usually pasta!
3:00PM either jump in the car and drive to a new mountain or jump on the bike for a recovery spin, followed by some more core and stretching
4:00PM search for internet to get in touch with the rest of the world and most importantly home!!
6:00PM team meeting
9:30-10PM early bedtime
After a few days of successful of ski racing like the one described above I was named to the Olympic team 2010 and will be heading to Vancouver this February. Thank you to everyone for all of the support I have received so far, keep sending good vibes to Team USA next month!!!
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