I wanted to take a moment to write about this past season, and to also explain why I have not been posting as frequently as I used to. I took time away from my blog to focus on my skiing that little bit more. It had a lot to do with the mental side of my skiing, and that is why I did not blog for the latter half of the season.
The season went very well. Being in Europe again was an incredible experience. I was able to train and compete with some of the best racers in the world. There were many highlights of the year, whether it was World Junior Champs, or some of my better results. My reflection on the season is that I learnt a lot about the sport I compete in. I took a big step forward not just with my skiing, but my approach and preparation to the sport. I am excited to take what I learnt and apply it into this summers training and next years competitive season.
As for my results, I was able to continue lowering my world rank. I am now the second best ranked 1996 in the World in Giant Slalom. I finished third for Under 18’s at World Junior Champs in Slovakia. I walked away from the season with some valuable North American Cup points that will hopefully help me out for next season. And last but not least, I finished the season as the British Senior Giant Slalom Champion.
Next year has already started. Lots of time has been spent in the gym preparing my body to be fit and strong. I have to thank Jonathan Lomax and Anwar Gilbert for the excellence in preparing my physical conditioning program. Lomax is, without a doubt, the best gym in London. I will start skiing again towards the end of June in France. I am lucky enough to have an incredible team of people helping me get to where I want to be, and I have to thank them for that! I am also lucky enough to have a very strong team of guys to train and race with next year. The team dynamic is going to be awesome, and hopefully we will all succeed and be fast.
I aim to have the blog back in action over the spring and summer, so please stay tuned!