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Perianne Jones - The Making of a Champion: Well Racing has officially begun.
By:  Perianne Jones   (2006/12/01)

Perrianne Jones is a member of the National Ski Team. Peri is from Almonte and grew up skiing with the various local ski clubs. She is now living in Canmore (AB) where she shares a house with Olympic Gold medalist Chandra Crawford. They should be a deadly duo at Vancouver in 2010.

In this series of articles she shares some insight into her life for the Ottawa ski community on the Fresh Air Experience website, and reprinted here with permission.

The first races of the season were last weekend at Sovereign Lakes, and I just raced yesterday here at the Canmore Nordic Centre. This year I was quite excited to get racing underway, I was so sure that everything I'd done up to this point has gone so well and that of course racing should be the same way.

Well I have to say everything didn't exactly go as planned, the races at Sovereign were pretty disastrous. After last weekend I did a lot of analysing every aspect of just about everything to try and determine just what could be causing me to race so slowly. After that was over the best thing I could do was just relax and look forward to the races this weekend.

The race yesterday was significantly better. I wouldn't say it was good, but I was happy all things considered. I'm moving in the right direction, and I can't wait to race the sprint tomorrow!

Just a little reminder to all of us, you have to suffer through some pretty rough days to get to the really great days.

After this weekend in Canmore we are headed down to race two weekends of Supertour races in the States. First Sun Valley, Idaho, and then Salt Lake City, Utah.

I'll keep you posted!

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