Feb 14, 2015

World Champs Beaver Creek!


I've been horrible at updating my blog this season. Sorry for that, I'll try to keep posts coming more often.

The World Champs are done and I placed 14th. It was a tight race with a lot of action and good skiing from most. Congrats to Ted, Marcel and Alexis. Amazing skiing from all of you! Unfortunately mistakes cost a lot in those kind of races where the margins are small. A top 15 spot was not what I was going for, I had my goals much higher. This week, except for my body, has been great. I'm satisfied with my equipment and it feels like I can work on the course more like I want to at the moment. There's still the same issue as always, my race line, that needs adjustment. In the second run with only 1 second off Hirscher I knew that with a really good and risky run I can fight for the medals. I started aggressive, skied too straight and fought more with my line than in the first. In both runs I lost a lot on the end and I'm still not really sure why, I felt like I kept the tempo and I didn't feel tired so I have to analyze how I came over to the last flat. Unclean, too round or something else?

However, there's always the good and the bad. Positive is that I felt good on my skis, had sections with the green light and I feel more confident for the upcoming races. Negative is the result of course and that I feel a bit stuck in my development in these last two seasons. Since my back problems started in the beginning of last season I've taken a step backwards and I need to figure out what's wrong with my body because I don't want another season where I'm not performing at my best. That's the most important thing after this season.

Photocred: Mathieu Faivre
Today I'm flying back to Europe. The Garmisch race is in two weeks and I'm already looking forward to it! See you then!


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