Tuesday, January 31, 2006

shiga kogen GS #2

Talk about boneheaded moves... today was high on the list. My first run was OK but not aggressive enough; I finished 9th. I resolved to ski the second run with more gusto, and I did — until the second-to-last gate. I was running a little late and had to make a big move to make the last gate. But somehow my balance was off-kilter when I went to make that move. I fell on my side and slid through the inside panel of the last gate and across the finish line. Unfortunately, my body and ski were on the wrong side of the gate, so I knew immediately that I'd be disqualified. It was a huge bummer; even with a fall and the ensuing slow slide, I ran a 1:03, within three seconds of the winning time for the run. I would've run one of the three or four fastest second runs, for sure. Woulda, coulda, shoulda... (Full results here.)

Last day of racing is tomorrow — slalom. I'm looking forward to it after missing the slalom race in Korea.

1 comment:

Jared Alessandroni said...

:) Good luck, btw.