I've been back in Lake Placid for about a week now, training and getting ready to head to Europe on Monday. It's been great to get back in the groove of full-time training and get a good block in before heading off for the Europa Cups. Being home for Christmas was great, but there's something about the training center that makes everything seem very focused (I guess that's the point).
We've been enjoying great skiing here; there's a ton of snow. And although the temperatures were frigid on Thursday, making inside training a must, we've been getting in some good skiing and shooting work. Exploring the trails at Mt. Van Hoevenberg has also been fun.
We leave on Monday, so packing is just beginning-the project for the day. We've been slowly inching out way towards Central European time, even a couple hours of adjustment will make things easier once we get there. We arrive in Munich on Tuesday morning and race on Saturday, so there's a quick turn around and anything we can do to ease the transition is a good thing. I'm getting really excited to leave. It's going to be a great experience and I can't wait to race in this biathlon-loving environment.