Yes, thats exactly what I’ve been up to. I’ll make a bet though, now that I’ve mentioned it, I bet it rains plenty in the next week…
The last week has been spent here in Ruhpolding. Just a normal, steady week of training, nothing too special. Starting with today however things are starting to get a little more fun, exciting, and painful!
Also training here in Ruhpolding are the Slovenian, Italian, Estonian, and German B team. For the last few days our coaches have been organizing a low key race between everyone. So this morning we donned our start bibs, zeroed our rifles and had a nice little TT! It wasn’t quite a “normal” biathlon race, there were a few little differences. Mostly that it was only 13km (an odd distance for a race), and there was only 30 seconds added to your time (instead of the normal 1 minute). Turnout was good, with about 22 men and 14 women.
The US team did pretty good. Though I’m not sure how the women faired, I can tell you that Lowell was 1st, Tim 2nd, I was 5th, and Jay was 15th. We all skied pretty fast, and shot pretty good, all in all, a pretty good day of the biathlon!
On Saturday the pain comes again. In the form of a uphill, hour long sufferfest: the Rossfeldt. Last year I just about died. I’m actually looking forward to it this year though! Hopefully I’ll get a few pictures of the fun! Meanwhile, heres some pictures from the last few days of training here!