Here is an update on my comp at Chandolin 3* this weekend passed.
Being my first competition since injury last march my plan was to take it relatively easy and try to ski a run that would put me in the middle of the pack.
I figured it would be best to use it as a no pressure practice to get my head back into comp mode and to see how my knee would hold up.
Day one went badly, I got a little too ambitious and tried to ski a more technical line than I probably should have, which resulted in a couple of small falls and a lot of hesitation.
Even still I managed to place 26th out of 46 on the day. Which I was happy with considering I how poorly I felt I skied.
Day two was much more successful.
I learned a lot from day one and chose to stick to the original plan and picked a fun relatively uncomplicated line that I knew I would have fun skiing.
The plan worked and I nailed my run clean.
It was enough to put me in 11th place. A far better result than I was aiming for!
My combined scores gave me an overall placing of 16th of 46. Again, much better than expected!
All in all I consider this to be a successful first comp and I am happy with my result. I am excited to be back competing again even though its not full throttle yet. I really enjoy the whole process of competing and can wait until Im back to 100% again.
Next comp is the Nendaz Freeride 4* this weekend. This was the comp I blew my knee at last year, so It will be exactly 12 months since my injury. It seems like that should feel like more of a big deal to me, but its no more intimidating at this point than Chandolin was, so I am positive it will work fine!
The day one and two venues at Chandolin. my lines are drawn in RED.