Monday, December 6, 2010

Killington: Race Week Day 1

I am exhausted, and it is only day 1 of Race Week here at Killington.  If anyone would have told me 10 years ago that I would sign up for a week long race clinic and be the only woman in a group of 8 men, I would have told them they were nuts.  What can I say, I refuse to let a little fear stop me, instead I am facing my fears and having the time of my life.

It had to one of the coldest days yet.  I was glad I wore my warmest cold weather gear, and my boot heaters are new BFF.   It is hard to believe we skied from 9am-3:30pm.  Remarkably, I stayed pretty warm.  The day started with ski drills then progressed to a few runs through the gates.  Today was mostly about working on form and getting comfortable with a course.  A steady snowfall kept the snow conditions fresh.

At 4:30pm we met at the Grist Mill for apres ski with an interesting talk by Lisa Densmore, author of the book Ski Faster.   Lisa ranked 10th while she was on the Women's Professional World Skiing Racing Tour from 1985-1990.  She has a long list of other ski honors.  Tomorrow, our group will cllinic on the snow with her for the entire afternoon.  I can't wait.

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