Norwegian Training Camp
Today was our last day of our World Championship training camp in Norway. We were training in Lillehammer last week, and Vikersund this week. It was a successful training camp with good weather, and better jumping by all team members. I had 16 jumps in Lillehammer and 16 in Vikersund as well. I think the team is well prepared for the competitions, and our coaches Kjell and Sigurd are satisfied with the camp.
We took time out to visit the Spinno suit factory in Vikersund to get a new suit. We spent hours there perfecting them, and also some help from Sigurd who is a master on the sewing machine. The people from Spinno gave us a curling lesson today. Ha, what a strange sport! Curling is a lot harder than it looks. To get that stone to go straight is no easy task.
Bill Kerig has also been following us around this week in the making of Ready to Fly. His camera man Peter has been filming all our training sessions, enduring many hours of standing in the cold. I think they were able to get some good footage as the weather has been perfect. Bill will be heading to Oslo with us tomorrow and adding a few more to his crew. Check out a clip of Anette Sagen and I in Lake Powell this fall. Tomorrow we will be driving to Oslo to meet up with the rest of the athletes from USA. Our first official training is on Tuesday at Midstubakken. We are looking forward to the competition, and a fun atmosphere in the nordic capital of the world.