Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Congrats Nordic Combined! .... US Girl's Relay Announced

Congratulations to Bret, Todd, Johnny, and Billy on their Nordic Combined Silver Medal!!!! Caitlin and I were watching the live feed from our room and literally sitting on the EDGE of our bed.  Those guys had a great race and showed that their team work has paid off. They are setting a great example for the country and US Skiing.  It's really inspiring. Here is a picture of the TV:

It must be an awesome feeling...... It was fun to watch the boys compete in a 4x5 event.  They raced the same course that we will be using for the women's 4x5, only our race includes two classic legs on a different course. Relays are often some of my favorite events in skiing. Most people consider cross country an individual sport (and it largely is) except for events like the 4x5.  I'm excited to have a competitive team and think that we have a chance of turning in a good result. Here is our women's team in order of appearance!!!! 

Our classic "Scrambler" Kikkan: 

I'm classic skiing second - it should be fun because I think that Kikkan will keep us in the mix and I'll get a hand off which should put me in a big group of girls..... 

Mo has turned in some solid skating results lately so I'm excited to be tagging off to her for our third leg (and first skate leg) 

Last but not least, our skating maniac, my roommate Caitlin will be our anchor! 

 We'll do a "race prep" workout tomorrow, practice some tags, watch the boys race, and then it's our turn! We'll have one day of rest and then it's moving onto the 30k classic mass start. It's been nice to have a couple of "down days" here at the Games and I see it picking up fast and getting really, really busy. 

Also - this is off subject but if any Alaska and/or APU folks are in the Whistler/Squamish area we are having a get-together TONIGHT at Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish from 5:30-8pm.  KTUU, Channel 2 news is going to be there.  The address is 37801 Cleveland Ave. Hope to see some of you there! 

Have a wonderful day, 
Holly :)