Today, I started part one of a two part Giant Slalom race series for my ski team at Mount Sunapee in NH. I skied today at Loon and I will ski at Waterville Valley tomorrow. I got to Loon feeling confident on how I would do. I looked at the course and it looked pretty fast. That's not the only thing skiers like me worry about, there is also a bunch of technical parts to racing too. Getting on your edges at the right time, where to transition in a turn, and definitely how much speed you gain. I got up to my first run, and got ready in the starting gate. Oh, did I forget to mention that it is 10 degrees out?! I have two gloves on, helmet, NO face mask and a skin-tight suit on. It was pretty cold out! Anyway, as I was in the starting gate, I felt a bit nervous, but I was ready. "3…2…1 GO" says the gate judge, and I'm off like a rocket. Every turn I made, every tuck I went into, that moment I crossed the finish line felt great. My time for my first run was a 1:06:36. It may not sound like the best time, but the course was about half a mile from the top of the trail to the bottom of the trail. I felt good about my first run, but I wanted to improve by a lot, and I did. On my second run at Loon, there was a whole different course, but it was the same length. I did my run, and improved by three seconds, so my second run was a 1:03:57 and my combined time was 2:09:93. I thought that my race day at Loon was a good experience and I will report back on how I do at Waterville Valley!