I’m very proud of my performance at the 2015 Canadian Championships! It was a really fun competition, plus it was in Montreal - but it certainly wasn’t easy! It’s always a little tricky to go up against your training partners. You know their weaknesses, but they also know yours and that’s the biggest challenge with this competition.
My goal was to qualify for the next World Championships and I was hoping to finish among the top 3 Canadian skaters. I am happy to have reached my goals! I won three gold medals over the weekend, winning the 500m, 1000m and 1500m! I also finished 2nd in the 3000m. I took nothing for granted and I raced smart! Mission accomplished.
The younger team members are constantly pushing me to work harder. They race to win and they’re good! I am happy to have retained my Canadian champion title for the 9th year in a row. It’s motivating!
Next, I’ve got my sights set on the two upcoming World Cups, the first in Germany, the next in Turkey. Those will be the last stops before the World Championships, which will be held in Moscow from March 13th to 15th.
From here on in, it’s training time – physical and mental preparation and many hours on the ice!