You can check out my new blog post over on the Team USA site at http://www.teamusa.org/Team-USA-Winter-Bloggers/Tim-Burke/Back-to-Business.aspx
The competition season has been over for a few weeks and I have been enjoying every minute of my time at home! It feels great to finally be home and I have been trying to take full advantage of my free time. I know it won’t be long until we are back to work!
Here is a blog I did for Team USA about the last few weeks of the season. Thanks for checking in! http://www.teamusa.org/Team-USA-Winter-Bloggers/Tim-Burke/Its-A-Wrap.aspx
We left Sochi on Monday morning and continued East to Khanty Mansiysk, Russia for the last stop of the World Cup season. It was clear upon landing in Khanty that we were also back to winter after a few warm weeks in Oslo and Sochi. Temperatures here have been hovering right around zero Fahrenheit so it looks like we are in for some cold racing this week!
I have been feeling good the last few weeks and I hope to keep things rolling here. The course here in Khanty has always been one of my favorites, so I am hopeful for some top results to end the World Cup season!
On another note, this year I will be blogging for Team USA. I will continue to update this blog with different material and I will also link to my Team USA blog whenever I update. You can check out my first blog here!
We arrived in Sochi late Monday night for the next round of World Cups. Besides some hassle with our rifles, everything has gone pretty smooth here. I am excited to get racing with the Individual tomorrow and a Sprint and Relay this weekend. Here a few pics from today. More to come after the races this weekend!
I just wanted to get in a quick update before racing resumes this weekend with the Relay and Mass Start. Yesterday was like a dream come true for me. I feel like I have been working my whole life for that race and it felt just incredible to have everything come together. After the Sprint and Pursuit races, I was very disappointed and I honestly did not know if a top result was going to be possible at these championships. I am so lucky to be surrounded by such great people who helped me pull it back together and refocus for the Individual race.
There are so many people who I want to thank for helping me achieve my goal yesterday. Everyone from my family, friends, sponsors, coaches and our entire staff. Although biathlon is an individual sport, it absolutely takes a team effort to achieve top results. I honestly believe that I am surrounded by the best team in the world. This group allowed me to go out and execute my plan, everything else was taken care of for me. I especially want to thank our wax team for the incredible skis yesterday. The snow conditions were very challenging and these guys had me on the best skis in the race!
Now it’s time to get back to work and see what we can do for the Relay and Mass Start! Thanks for all of the support!