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Mikaela Shiffrin quotes
It's always important to be able to change the mindset after something like in Zagreb. It's really easy to get worried about straddling, and then do it again, and again, and again. And then it becomes like a snowball effect and you can't get out of it.
I was never thinking about the streak in the beginning until people started talking about it. To be honest it is a bit of a relief because nobody is going to talk about it anymore.
It is what it is. Sometimes you don't ski exactly the way you want to. I was trying to go forward but I got a little bit tentative in some sections and straddled. It's huge for U.S. ski racing to have somebody who has something like a big streak going on. People start to gain interest. But for me, I am not doing this for those records. I am doing this for myself. I try to find peace in my own heart. I am on my way there.
Today was really crazy. It was a fight. I had a mistake and I knew I just had to keep going, going, going.
I think I fought harder than any other run I've ever skied in slalom. The past races, it has been mostly nerves. When you get to the start, all of sudden I get to feel really, really sick. Today, actually, I am not sick but the past days I have been sick, so I wasn't really sure if I was sick like you have the flu or sick because of nerves. I was OK for the second part of my runs, so then it's good.
I had fun the first run. I felt clean and just sort of smoother than normal. It was really nice.
We have been training at her home. We really only had Christmas day off. But it was OK, I had a restful day. And sometimes it is like when you take a break, then your body says, Oh, it's a break!', and then you get sick. I tried to fight that off but I feel good right now. My energy is good.
I made some mistakes on top. I just have to be a little bit more on it.
I was very nervous.
I am never confident, really.
Now I almost feel like I wish there was more time before the next races so I could train more and improve more.