|Results from the 4km TT|
|French shooting test scores|
If you are confused about the score targets there is a picture of one below. The way it works is you get the score of whichever ring the bullet is in. A standing biathlon target would be between the 3 and 4 ring and the prone would be between the 7 and 8 ring.
In between TT days we have just been doing easy workouts and I have been able to do some good technique sessions. On Saturday I skied on the treadmill working mostly on V2 and V1. The treadmill is very effective for technique because you don't go anywhere and so the coach can always be right in front giving feedback as well as there is a giant mirror in front of you where you can watch yourself. Today I did some technique work as well but this time I was on the road. The development coach Jean has one of the vans set up with a mirror in the back, he then sits in the back of the van with the mirror coaching while another person drives the van I ski along behind. This was my first time doing this and I thought it was effective but a little more sketchy then the treadmill because the van makes it so you can't see if there are any cracks or rocks in the road ahead.
Below are pictures of the range and roller loop in Lake Placid. The set up is small yet very effective for only a few athletes. The range has four electronic biathlon targets plus two mega link targets. The mega link targets sense where your shot hit the target and then relay that info back to a computer screen at the shooting mat, these are very cool and fun to shoot on. The range is also covered to keep out nasty wether and has sound barriers to prevent noise pollution since the range is very close to town.
|The shooting range in Lake Placid|
|Mega link computer screeen|