As always, time has flown by. Being on the road and living in a new place hasn’t given me much of a chance to sit down and write. On the positive though, it means I’ve been out and about, getting settled into my new life!
I was plunged straight into winter on arrival in Bozeman with the first few days being beautiful and clear but a cold -25C. I took the first few days nice and easy, not wanting to push it. Then once I was settled I began training with the BSF elite team. For the first few days I stayed with the elite team coach before moving into the centre of town. The weather slowly warmed up from nippy -25C and the training got a little more intense.
After a week in Bozeman I re-packed my bag again and headed with the team to West Yellowstone for the first set of Supertours. The Elite team was joined by the junior team so with around 40 athletes we were a sea of red and black as we went out training. For the first few days in West we had a mixture of snow and sun before waking to find almost blizzard conditions on Tuesday with a foot of snow already fallen.
My energy is high and I’m psyched to head into the first set of races. I’m looking forward to having my first set of races for BSF and testing myself once again on the brutal West Yellowstone course. The course has a lot of transitions and its hard to find any rhythm on it plus at 2000 metres it’s a lung buster if you go out too hard and pop. It should be a lot of fun.
Train hard, rest easy, live for the moment.