Training in Sölden

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We have been training these last two days in the race hill of Sölden. This is both exciting and scary at the same time. Sölden is, as many of you know, the most difficult hill at the woman’s side in the WC. It has the longest and steepest course in this tour, so you can understand that the heart is racing a little bit more than usual at the start.

Anyhow, we had a good training and it’s good to de-scarynize (just made up a word there) the hill for the upcoming race.
For the first-time-skier in Sölden; its a serious attack of butterflies in your stomach. You stand up at the start, cold sweating and breathing heavily just mentally preparing to ski down the pitch.
Now, since I’m such a experienced racer and never raced here before (2 days training here last year though)….I don’t get butterflies, I get marble balls with the size of China trying to brake free. Not the best feeling, but the thing is… After surviving that steep time after time, it isn’t that scary anymore. And THAT’s a relief. So now I’m getting more and more ready to put my attacking-viking-warrior-mask on. Cause let’s just say this: It’s a struggle all the way from the start to the finish.

We are only 6 days away from the season kick-off, it’s both nerve wracking and exciting at the same time. I’m for sure gonna be ready to do my best on the start the 26th and I hope you are gonna watch all of us Norwegians, both girls and boys, gonna kick some serious butt!!

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