When we first arrived in Canmore we had lots of work to do on our skis to get them ready for the season, each pair of freshly stone ground or new skis must go through a complex waxing process to get them race ready. Each ski must be waxed a total of ten times and skied on in between each waxing. I had five pair of skis that went through this process and there is four MWSC athletes here all with new skis. I will let you do the math on how many coats of wax that is. It took about a week but eventually everyones skis were ready to go.
Overall training conditions have been ideal, fresh grooming, until this weekend not terribly cold, and lots of biathletes from all over Canada to train around.
|Coach Seth working away in the wax room|
|All of our skis on the wall|
|Getting ready to go do so ski testing|
|My clothes line in our room, a good place to dry clothes is essential when doing lots of training.|
|Friday, the official training day for the races the massive Canadian flag was full flap.|
|Some ice build up on the beard|
|On Saturday we woke up to about a foot of fresh snow, since it was to cold to race I decided to shovel our driveway then I shoveled our neighbors driveway and put all the snow in one giant pile.|
|Since we couldn't race on Saturday I went for an easy ski with my mom.|