Friday, February 13, 2015

World Championships in the Netherlands

My updates this year have been awefully sporadic and I don't know if I'll be able to fill in the gaps from the last couple months :/ sorry! Anyways, I'm back in Heerenveen and so lucky to have a 5 day break from school and be able to race the with the best in the world here on Sunday :) Here's a couple pics from yesterday and today ...

In front of Thialf Stadium

Speedskaters in hotels (well the Russians at least)

Blood draw this morning

Yesterday before my flight out

Sunday, February 1, 2015

World Cup, Hamar, Norway

Hey from Norway! So you can maybe catch a live feed of the speedskating Mass Start Race I'll be in beginning at 8:30am central time TODAY for everyone in the States. I think you have to be able to bypass what country your viewing the stream from tho cause it blocks streaming in the US :/ (Someone said google chrome does that well??) #USSpeedskating #schaatsen


(The live stream is at this link)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Recap of the Obihiro World Cup (Nov. 14-16)

So sorry for getting this up here only today! And since it's almost bedtime and I have to race a 1500 meters tomorrow afternoon, I'm not going to be able to say too much.

(Below)  I signed some autographs for these girls and then told them we'd take a picture and I'll post it up here :) The Japanese staff/volunteers who organized the event were so kind and helpful, thanks so much.

Overall, I'm really happy with my 3 races but especially the 1500 meters since I finished 22nd overall! (A & B group combined). In both the 1000 and 1500 I raced in the "A group" (which is the best 20 in the world; the rest race in B group at a different time). I was sooo jittery racing for the first time in A group on Saturday that my hands were sweating all day until after my race, haha. My third race was the mass start which I finished in 5th place at the end of the 16 laps (but not in total points).

"A Group" 1500 meter results

"A Group" 1000 meter results

Woohoo! First World Cup races were awesome, and now a 1500 tomorrow, 1000 Saturday and a Mass
Start again on Sunday! Let's go!