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NZ Winter Games GS
Thursday, August 27, 2009

So the last couple days have been pretty miserable as far as weather goes, but the organizers have done a killer making it happen.

Today I decided to run on my old race GS skis from last year and my old boots. First run, I had a decent run and moved from 25th to 4th behind three Swedes. It was all about attrition as there were various periods of heavy snow, wind, and fog. No one feels good when you can’t see.

The second run, I hammered out of the start, lost some grip one the third gate, stuck my hand inside the panel, lost my pole, and proceeded to drag my hand and sometimes my whole arm on nearly every right footer until the flats. By the end, my arm felt like a rudder to a lost sailboat in heavy seas. It certainly could have been better, but I was happy to battle all the way to the finish line. I finished somewhere around 10th.

I can’t believe that our New Zealand camp is almost over. The weather has been challenging, but we’ve had some great training and I’m skiing fast GS.

Hope you’re all doing well, w

posted by Warner at 8/27/2009 12:17:00 AM


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