Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | Nordic Skiing
Written by Kendra Murray
Even with her busy schedule, Kendra Murray of the Ravens Nordic Ski team was able to send us updated from Trentino, Italy.
We’ve been settling into our accommodation, and getting into the groove at the race site. Our first race was on Thursday (10km for the girls, and 15km for the guys, skiathlon) which was so much fun! The first race is always the most intimidating and it certainly was for me! I was pretty nervous waiting for the start. The race went fairly well though, and it was super neat as all the Canadian girls were super close and I ended up skiing half the race with one of my teammates. Yesterday was a rest day so we got to explore one of the towns close to here (Cavalese) which was an interesting experience! Today is the classic sprint day, so should be lots of fun. I’m definitely less nervous today, than on Thursday!
Hope everything is well in Ottawa,
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