Season 21-22 recap
I gave myself a little bit of time before writing this Newsletter, as this season has been nothing but easy for me. I had a lot of up and down, and had to keep on believing and working hard to get back on track.
Let’s start with GS. It normally is my strong discipline that I can rely on, but this year has been different. I came into this season feeling really good and strong during the last trainings in October, then came Sölden were I didn’t manage to adapt to the snow conditions and didn’t get the result I was expecting. But one bad race doesn’t mean everything is bad, so I was fired up for the next races. But one race after an other I was just feeling worst and worst and never could fully show my skiing and be free. It came to the point at the end of December were I couldn’t tell what was fast or slow, where I did a mistake or neither what I felt under my skis, let’s just say I didn’t understand Grand Slalom anymore. So from January I simply tried to enjoy GS again and feel what was happening. I think it slowly came back in February in China were I got some really nice days of training where I finally had fun again in this discipline. From there on it went better and better and all the work, doubts and questioning paid off at the World Cup finals in Méribel with a 3rd place. My only GS podium this season, but it felt like a victory for me knowing how lost I was a few months ago!
Départ en coupe du monde
In Super-G, I didn’t get the results I wanted, but I think I got a lot more experience. Everything could have taken a different turn in Beaver Creek, both days I was on my way for a top 5 if not podium and I did a big mistake before the flat which costed everything. After that, I had some descent results and some difficult races. But I know a lot more about my skis and preparation in this discipline, and since ii don’t have a lot of training days or races, I need to learn along the way.
Overall, it’s not a season that I am happy with as my goals hasn’t been achieved. But it is in difficult times that we learn a lot and not when everything goes easily. One thing is for sure, I am proud that I never gave up and kept working hard through the season as things didn’t go the way I wanted, and the podiums toward the end of the season, showed me that hard work pays off 🙂
Now it’s time to rest and enjoy some Holidays before getting back in the gym in the beginning of Mai!
See you soon and as always, thanks to all of you for your support through the seasons 🙂