The women's skeleton competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics starts on Friday, after a bit of a schedule quirk.
After training sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the women's skeleton Olympians got Thursday off. It's not unheard of, though not necessarily common, for sliders to get a full off day immediately prior to competition.
"I prefer this," four-time U.S. skeleton Olympian Katie Uhlaender said. "I like having a day off before the race. It gives me some time to relax and get my race prep done. I just try to stay in 'Katie World' and focus on competition."
U.S. Olympic rookie Kendall Wesenberg was planning to spend the off day seeking some calmness and quiet.
"It's super-exciting in our village housing building," Wesenberg said. "It's all Team USA athletes and so everyone's fired up. That gets me a little too amped. I think I've got to take a little time out before we race."