The cold weather is not pleasant to train in but there is a plus side to the frigid mornings, staying inside to watch the Olympics. On tap today was the Men’s Biathlon Sprint, the Ladies’ Skiathlon with the cherry on top the Ladies’ Moguls. A strong showing by the Men in the Biathlon Sprint- J.P. LeGuellec finishing an incredible 5th (the new best finish by a Male in Olympic Biathlon), Nathan Smith in 13th and Brendan Green in 23rd. Strong positions for the Pursuit that will take place on Monday. A Gold and Silver medal for Canada by the Dufour-Lapointe sisters (Justine & Chloe). To experience that moment of winning Olympic Gold and to hold a sibling’s hand as you step onto the podium is something truly special. After this exciting morning I was pumped to get out myself and hammer out some intervals. A bit surreal as I’m barreling down the trail I skied right through a small group of deer. They seemed to pay no attention as I whizzed by. Just how we roll here in Canmore. Between the intervals I shot; some solid shooting today. Really confident with how well the rifle is working now especially in these cold temperatures. It has been busy up at the Nordic Centre with both the Biathlon and Cross Country stadiums in use for the Alberta Winter Games. I have no doubt that the Canadian Olympic teams of the future will include several of those athletes competing this weekend in Canmore & Banff.