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2010/2011 Season- Race total: 4. Medal count: 1. | RindyLoucks.com

2010/2011 Season- Race total: 4. Medal count: 1.

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With the exception of an ‘abbreviated’ season not really giving me much sliding time, the 2010/2011 season proved to be not terrible. Sadly I only competed in four races. This was, however, a difficult but calculated decision.

Post the Olympic season (and all the seasons leading up to it) my bank account needed a rest (and replenishing) so I made the decision early on that for the 2010/2011 season I would only compete in races I did not need to fly to and would try to work as much as possible while still doing the minimums needed for competition and training. That being the case I limited myself to Park City, Calgary and Whistler races. Unfortunately the FIBT schedule had the Whistler and Calgary races in January overlapping and so I made the (financial) decision to stay close to home and only did the Calgary race at that time.

Thus my season went: Park City Americas’ Cup x 2 races. Calgary Americas’ Cup x 1 race in November and then again in January, Calgary Americas’ Cup x 2 races. With my DQ in the one race in Park City I had a total of just four races. I did, however, medal in one of the races in Calgary in January (yay!!!) and so even with only four races I got enough points to qualify for the World Championships! (Double yay!)

Despite the World Champs being a HUGE deal and something I would have been ecstatic to attend it was not, unfortunately, in my budget. They were not held within a ‘non flying’ distance. I also didn’t learn that I had actually qualified until the week prior to my needing to be there. So with financial constraints, and the last minute logistics that I would have had to deal with, the World Champs were just not feasable for me this season (Boo!)

With the season now complete and the dryland season underway it is time to work my butt off, both in the training aspect as well as the literal sense of making a paycheque. It is also time to already start looking to next season. And to make some decisions about what it is going to look like for me.