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First Europa Cup of the season...
Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hello all,

It’s 9:30 and I just got back to my room after waxing my skis. I’m exhausted after the long day. Afternoon races always seem to take forever. First run, I started 32nd and put down a solid run. I skied well didn’t make any mistakes from top to bottom. I’ve been working on being patient and really dropping my knees into the turn to snap off a quick arc and it worked very well. I moved up to 2nd place. Three full days of training up here really made a difference. The only guy ahead of me was Andy Romar from the Finnish Team, one of my training partners during our three days of GS on this hill.

Second run, did not go as well. The set was quite turny and I skied solid up top. Then I came onto the pitch with a great line, made a few good turns, and was a little impatient on the second to last gate on the pitch. I was never able to get my skis to arc and I quickly found myself hammering on the breaks to stay in the course. Only to then crawl along the long flat to the finish. I moved from 2nd to 23rd. The competition up there is super intense as it is for any Europa Cup. Any mistake on this track leaves you miles behind.

Anyway, we have one more tomorrow. I can’t wait to go to sleep.

Hope all is well, w

posted by Warner at 11/25/2009 02:41:00 PM


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