Thursday, November 28, 2013

Night Racing in Ostersund

Look! An up-to-date post!!

I'm in Ostersund, Sweden right now for the first biathlon World Cup of the year!  I'm feeling very lucky and happy to be here, and psyched for racing.  We were supposed to race the 15k individual last night, but gale force winds caused it to be cancelled at the last minute, and it was postponed to this afternoon.  It was a less-than-stellar first race for me, with 8 misses.  There's not much you can when you have 8 minutes added to your time.  But my first world cup race of the season is under my belt, and I hope to improve upon my 80th place finish tomorrow in the sprint!  I'm not sure if its a good thing, but I couldn't help but notice that there was a beautiful sunset the entire time I was racing. The sunsets are so long here!  Every time I came down the final turn into the stadium, I would think about how pretty it was.

Tomorrow we race at night again, under the lights!  I'm excited, I like racing under the lights, for some reason it makes it feel more exciting and I feel like I'm going faster.  And the lights look pretty in the trees too.

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