Finally the world cup season has arrived. As I am writing this, I am less than 24 hours away from the start of the first race in Kantiolahti, Finland. Tomorrow, we will start the season off with a 20km Individual race. I will be on course with start number 113.
Over the past few weeks, the team has spent time in Torsby, Solleftia, and Ostersund, Sweden. During these respective training camps we practiced, prepared, fine-tuned – everything you could possibly think of to get ready for tomorrow. It is almost a relief to know that the long training season (starting April 23) is finally over and we can get down to what this sport is all about.
The other nice thing about the season starting is that we are now surrounded by other biathletes. As you can see in the photo, the range was packed today with athletes from all over the world. It is a good atmosphere to be in after weeks of training in such a small group.
One last thing, if you are interested in viewing the races live, click on the feed at the bottom right of this page. We start at 2:30pm Finnish time (7:30am EST). I will be headed out on course at 3:26pm (8:26am EST). I hope some of you will tune it.