After a poor showing at Springer Tournee, I stayed in Park City and had some private jump sessions with my coach. I really focused on everything we had been working on and I slowly but surely started making improvements. The next couple weeks I focused mainly on ski jumping because I know that if I want to ski on the World Cup, my jumping is going to have to change dramatically.
Now I am back in Park City and we just started an intensity block. I have been feeling pretty good. Yesterday we had a competition on the HS140 and a time trial in Soldier Hollow. These were my first jumps on the HS140 since Springer Tournee, and although they were not WC caliber jumps, I was not disappointed. I am slowly making progress and not trying to overthink anything. I am going to be in Park City now until mid October when we head to Lake Placid, NY for U.S. Nordic Combined Nationals. Then from Lake Placid travel to Europe for two weeks before the season gets underway. I am sorry for not keeping you more up-to-date with my training and travels. I will try and be better from here on out. I hope everyone enjoyed their summer and are ready for the "white stuff" to start falling. I know I am!
P.S. I just added my Strava account to my blog page, right above the Twitter feed in the side bar. Thought it would be good to show you what I have been up to this summer!