Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hard Man

From a short interview with Lukas Bauer translated and published by the FIS:

Q: How did you survive summer with your health?

LB: I stayed healthy the whole summer. Only during the last week on our camp in Obertiliach I pulled my thigh muscle. I ran forty-five 100 m sprints and still feel uncomfortable. I will have it checked by a physiotherapist
4.5 kilometers, 100 meters at a time. Nice.

On related note, only 5 months and 10 days until the 2011 World Ski Championships at the Holmenkollen!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Race Tags

No matter what the upcoming racing season brings - more Northug dominance, duels between Bjørgen and Kowalczyk, Majdic's triumphant return to racing, the Oslo Worlds (and the question of whether the Norwegian men's relay will even medal on home snow) - I hope that race organizers use stickier race numbers than they did at Vancouver. I was distracted watching them flap in the wind; I wonder if the racers were bothered by them.

(Photo credit to Fasterskier.com)