Nov 6, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT
Lindsey Vonn called her first downhill training since her February crash “awesome” and that her knee felt “really good” at Copper Mountain, Colo., on Wednesday.
The Olympic downhill champion took five runs at the U.S. Ski Team’s speed center, cruising along the course to get used to that kind of speed again, according to The Associated Press.
But by her final run, she was moving faster.
Here’s how the AP described it:
“charging so hard through the two-mile course that she bent over in exhaustion soon after finishing, trying to catch her breath.”
“Everything is good,” Vonn said, according to the AP. “I feel fresh and training hard. Everything is perfect.
“My skiing in general is really, really good right now, especially in super-G. I just need to get a couple of more miles on the downhill.”
Vonn, who blew out her knee at the World Championships in February, is expected to make her season debut at the Beaver Creek, Colo., stop on the World Cup tour later this month.
There will be a downhill (Nov. 29), super-G (Nov. 30) and a giant slalom (Dec. 1) at Beaver Creek. Vonn trained in Austria last month but decided not to enter the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden on Oct. 26.
Asked if boyfriend Tiger Woods would be in Beaver Creek, Vonn told the AP, “We’ll see.”
- Rulon Gardner on returning to wrestling training, getting his gold medal back 0
- David Letterman and the Olympics 0
- Caster Semenya: I can’t stop running because of gender controversy 0
- Roger Bannister’s shoes from 4-minute mile set for auction 1
- Justin Gatlin ‘kicked out’ of Beijing track meet 1
- Michael Phelps self-assessment: ‘horrendous,’ ‘garbage’ after winless Charlotte meet 5
- Mao Asada blogs about returning to figure skating 2
- Emotional Bode Miller medals in race that mattered most (61)
- Russian women kissing after relay victory at World Championships causes stir (60)
- IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics (47)
- South Korea filing official complaint over Yuna Kim’s Olympic silver (39)
- Zola Budd, 47, dominates college runners in 5K (33)