Welcome! My name is Michael Gilday and I am a Short Track Speedskater from Yellowknife, NWT, Canada. I currently train at the National Training Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I've created this blog primarily to let family and friends know about competitions and travel. I also hope to educate a bit about short track and maybe even entertain. Enjoy!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
One month left...
The world cup circuit resumed this weekend. Unfortunately, due to events outlined in previous posts, I'm not there. But that doesn't mean I'm doing nothing. I have been in Calgary with the rest of the team preparing for the final push through the last month of the racing season. Starting last week, our team will be splitting up faster than a couple married at a Las Vegas casino and hopping around the world for different competitions. Last weekend, Jess H, Jess G, Marie Eve and Jon took off for World Cup 5 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Tomorrow, I will be flying to Dresden, Germany to join them for World Cup 6 while Jess G flies home to prepare for individual glory at the World Championships. While Jess H, Marie, Jon and I are on our way home in a week and a bit, Liam, Richard, Tyler and Gabby will arriving in Harbin, China for World University Games. Once they return, we will have one week together for final tune-ups before the Euros, plus the Jesses and Jon head to World Champs and the rest of us head to Montreal for the final National Team selections. A crazy month of travel when you look at it from everyones schedule, but its a good amount of racing for each person and a good way to finish the season. I'll update next from Dresden, hopefully with some good pics and also a good story about my flight over in first class (hopefully!!). If anyone has any good strategies for getting upgraded my back would greatly appreciate them if you could share them with me!