|If you zoom in you can see who might have had something to do with this one. Per capital Donworth st. Stockholm, USA isn't doing too badly. |
It's 11 AM and I'm
just now starting my warmup. The clouds make everything look like a
black and white picture. It's damp and windy. Better weather wouldn't
have made a difference at this point. After waking up a 4:45 earlier
that morning to lay camouflaged in the middle of potato field left me
cold to the core. We didn't see the massive swarm of geese that we
were hoping to see, but put in a good effort none the less. I had to
grit my teeth as I rolled down the hill on rollerskis. This is when
you realize how much of a classic November day it is.
|12X2min max bounding up to the fire tower. If you look closely you can add up the sticks used to keep track. |
After the Utah camp
I didn't know precisely what my plans were. Emails were sent in every
direction. All in an effort to make a concrete decision on what the
best course of action for was. From the sounds of it the non IBU or
WC field of North America was heading towards Canmore, AB. The first
image that comes to mind at the mention of Canmore is just me
spinning my hands around in violent circles. It looks pretty strange
if you've never seen it before but it's the only thing preventing
frost bite. So yeah Canmore is cold and dark. On the other hand I
certainly wouldn't be the only one there. The rest of the MWSC crew
is already out there. There is snow and a couple of NorAm cups on the
|Unlike max intervals, we have waffles, which happen to be one of the best things planet earth has to offer.|
I have to be in Mt.
Itasca, MN in mid December no matter where I leave from if I want to
progress my season. That part was nailed down. Since those races
matter I really didn't want to take any risk going into them. The
dependable snow and NorAm races in Canmore made it the best solution.
The coaches and I made a training plan and flight itinerary that
revolved that rout. From what I hear the weather is surprisingly
mild. I'm banking on the get lucky card and have it be just below
freezing the whole time. We'll see how that one pans out.
|Try babysitting a hyena for a weekend. |
The time before
heading out west and after Utah was too short. It always is. I put in
a solid attempt to get a deer, but never saw anything. I visited some
old friends, and the family had makeshift Thanksgiving two weeks in
advance. For training I concentrated most of it into a four day
period. Starting out with a four and half hour distance and ending
with a running TT. The other part to November involves scrambling up
what ever training methods you can. These two weeks had me on the
bike, rollerskis, snow skis, and a lot of running.
|I had to add in the extra color because well, it's November. |
So far travel hasn't
been going as smooth as planned. It seldom does and when I do get
lucky I just feel nervous about how badly I'm going to get it next
time. I spent the weekend dog sitting and packing. Packing consisted
of frustration due to the search for my passport. Once that crisis
was adverted we made out way down to Bangore. The seven AM flight was
canceled for the day and then delayed the next. These things happen.
I'm rapping this one up as the flight to Calgary starts to board.
There is a lot to had with the rest of the month. For now just
thinking of everything else left in my day is enough to keep me
occupied. Boredom is for the weak.