It's been a long time that I did not write here.
Now our Canadian Trials are over. Like you probably know, I finished 6th overall of the 2 trials. My 3rd position
of the first trials saved me, but I had a tough week before the trials. I had a neck problem and some blade
problems. I could not skate Monday before the trials because I had too much pain in my neck, but it got better and I
was able to skate the next day.
My new blades kept changing for no reason, so the
day before the trails I decided to come back on my old pair. They were better. I had a tough semi in the 1500m
with Jeff Monette and Francois-Louis Tremblay. I finished 3rd in that semi and could skate in the A Final.
I won the B final.
The next day in the 500m, it went pretty much the
same way as the first trials. I finished 13th. My power is still lacking when I need to get some speed fast,
because I did not do any weights all summer long (because of my back injury).
The third day in the 1000m I was feeling very
good and I was getting more comfortable on my blades. In my quarterfinal I had another very hard race.
It was me, Mathieu Turcotte and Steve Robillard. It's a question of bad luck [who I skated against]. I got beat
by 2 very good skaters again finishing 3rd, I could not make the first 3000m and could not compete for a position to
skate at the Worlds. I did win the B final of the 3000m though, to claim the 6th spot. So this year, Canada
sends 6 skaters to the Worlds. I will go to the Worlds but will not skate there. I'll help my teammates in training
and watch the show during on the weekend.
Talk to you soon,