Last week, the "B" team had testing at the COE. Testing consisted of the threshold test, hemoglobin test, strength and balance tests, and of course the VO2 test. I think everyone did really well, but during the testing something went wrong with the equipment. Therefore we will have to take the tests over again on Monday!
Also last week, the Utah Olympic Park employees spent several days on the jumps getting them ready for winter. With the new snow and the cold temperatures we were fortunate enough to take our first winter jumps on the k90 this week. Even the Canadian ski jumping team showed up to take a few jumps.
Now the season is finally underway. The "A" team headed off to Lillehammer, NOR yesterday for the first World Cup of the season and the "B" team is headed to Steamboat Springs for the annual winter start competition. I feel really good about this upcoming season and look forward to our first international COC's here is Park City from December 15-17.
One last thing. The NNF's Drive for 25 is now over. To recap, in the beginning every athlete picks a goal for how much money they want to raise. Then they have to find people that want to donate to the sport of nordic combined. My goal was $10,000. At first, I though it was a long shot, but I kept sending out emails to people that wanted to help. I ended up raising $10,275! I can't thank all the donors enough for their generosity. With your help, I will be able to continue to pursue my dreams!