So for the last week and a half I have been living in the “mountain” resort of Gronklitt in Sweden. I say mountain because I think we are only at 550m but it seems like they sell this area as a little Alps ski resort in Sweden. In honesty it’s actually flat here. Most of the trails are all around lakes and very few have any hills. That being said the training week has gone as well as I could have hoped for. I feel like the final preparations before heading to the World Cup in Ostersund and the World Championships in Falun have been really successful. We had great snow and trails here and I had a lot of good sessions. Tomorrow the World Cup team will drive up to Ostersund to race a classic sprint and a skate distance race. I hear that there is minimal snow and the only skiing is on the two race courses. I hope it’s not rained out and rough but we’ll see.
The team we have here is massive with 15 athletes and coaches in total. It’s definitely the largest Australian trip I’ve ever been a part of. The skiing here was really nice with sun almost every day apart from one day when we got hit by decent snowfalls. There is overall a lot of good, positive energy in the team with a number of athletes making their World Cup or World Championship début.
My next blog should be form the World Cup! So I better head off and pack! Train hard, Rest easy, Live for the moment!