Arrived Tuesday in Obihiro, Japan, for the first World Cup!
15 hours difference, wow. The jet lag hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be but it's still difficult, and the legs are still feeling sloowww from traveling. But my two sessions on ice have felt good so I'm happy about that. Also, the Japanese event staff have been so nice, it's really made being an athlete in this competition fun.
Getting picked up from the Sapporo airport for a 3 hour bus ride to Obihiro with the Italian team (below)
Me and teammate Benjamin Macé gettin to the rink
The ice was so 'glidey' the last two days, making it really fun to skate on. What chemicals did they put in the ice this time? Anybody?