A few months ago I wrote a blog entitled- "I've got speed on my mind." Well, I guess there was a reason...
A few days ago our head coach, Hugues, sat a few of us down to fill out an application for a Russian visa. With that, we decided that in the middle of February I would travel to Sochi, Russia (the site of the next Olympics!) to race in the super combined there. As most of you know, I have not done speed in quite a while. I used to travel to most of the minor speed races when I was younger, beginning my speed career in Mount St. Anne at 15, when I stopped before the finish line because I was so flustered.
Since those years, I've done a few here and there, but usually at the end of the year, just for fun. Last March was my first time on downhill skis in 3 years.
However, I am making my comeback! I will race the super g in Sochi, followed by a slalom to make up the super combined! A huge reason why I am doing this is so that I can experience the atmosphere in Sochi where the next Olympics will be. I will race a slalom run on the slalom hill, find out what the food is like, see where the training run is, etc.
Since I last did speed, I am stronger and more comfortable on any kind of ski, so let's see where this comeback takes me!
Sochi, here I come, with my Olympic dreams in tow!!