Hey Everyone,

Almost one week until the Championship; I can’t believe it! I am getting very anxious to leave and can no longer concentrate on my school work. I have been going to bed early every night to make the time adjustment easier. Last night lights were out by 8:45. My goal is to work my way down to at least 8:30 so that I can sleep most of the time on the plane.

My training has gone very well leading up to the race. I will hit around 67 miles for the week with a solid 3 x 2 mile workout on Tuesday. This afternoon I will head up to the ski slopes one last time for a challenging hill workout before flying out on Tuesday.

I wish everyone safe travels, and I look forward to meeting you all on Thursday.

Cheers,
Maria