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Not a quitter
Saturday, January 09, 2010

So you will probably find this hilarious, maybe as hilarious as I find it.

Due mostly to a TV rights issue, they're not going to reschedule the GS. I would have been really bummed out if I was a few tenths faster today. But either way, I did ski well. Without rescheduling, I have no chance of racing in the Olympics as an alpine ski racer.

However, I just got off the phone with Tyler Shepherd the head coach of the U.S. Skier Cross team and I'm going to be training and hopefully racing, if I qualify, in a world cup skier cross on Monday thru Wednesday in Alpe d"Huez, France. Now I just have to find a ride there (it's only 5 hours away).

Skier cross is a relatively new sport under freestyle skiing, which let's someone like me jump into a world cup based on my FIS points. Qualify for the Olympics through skier cross is very challenging because it’s a freestyle event that mean it competes with moguls and aerials for spots. But it's brutal as once you qualify there are 4 racers going head to head on a course with lots of rolls and jumps. I have nothing to lose so why not give it a go. I might get down there take a training run and say this isn't for me, but until then I'm ready to through a hail mary.

I'm off to hammer out an eccentric lifting session with Mike Kenney in a couple minutes then I'm probably going to have a beer or two. Thanks for all of your support through the last couple weeks. It's been really fun to read all of your emails even if I didn't respond.

I'll keep trying, w

posted by Warner at 1/09/2010 12:51:00 PM


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