Tuesday, August 14, 2012

More Switzerland, and season schedule :)

I am alive and well! Switzerland has been treating me just dandy with all this high-altitude fresh mountain air, jolly yodelers and cow-bell gloriousness. Training is split between the three biathlon ranges we have here: one in Pontresina in the horse field (where a typical day starts with shooing the horses into another field and then having to run through them for combo training), one range in St. Moritz (Where we dodge well-dress Italians, Lamborghini's, and dog's richer than us), and the one in S-chanf on the military base (where we rollerski around cannons and tanks being set-up). It really is combination training.

What with the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London just finishing, I've been at a loss as to what to do with my recovery time. For the last two weeks I was getting into a nice rhythm of wake up, watch Olympics while eating breakfast, train, eat lunch while watching Olympics, pretend to nap whilst on the couch watching the Olympics, train, burn dinner as distractedly running out of the kitchen to catch more of the Olympics, and then continue to watch the Olympics until bed time. It has really pumped me up for the coming 2014 Olympics in Sochi, which is really, not so far away.

Especially this little clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PArTdhNda7k

oh wait, wrong one ;)

I meant this one: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=london+olympics+closing+ceremony+2012&oq=london+olympics+closing+ceremony+2012&gs_l=youtube-reduced.12...

Time has flown by though, and I can feel the winter getting closer and closer. In just 4 months, myself, and many other athletes will be making our way to Sweden for the first set of competitions. Right now my tentative schedule if all goes well, and all qualification are made is as such:

WC 1: Ostersund, Sweden
WC 2: Hochfilzen, Austria
WC 3: Pokljuka, Slovenia

Christmas Break

January WC 4: Oberhof, Germany
WC 5: Ruhpolding, Germany
WC 6: Antholz, Italy

World Championships: Nove Mesto, Czech Republic
WC 7: Oslo, Norway
WC 8: Sochi, Russia
WC 9: Khanty Mansysk, Russia
For more details and exact dates, go to: www.biathlonworld.com and then into events :)

Other than that, I hope this finds everyone happy and healthy and loving life!!!

Take care, have fun and smile :) Sarah

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