KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Lindsey Vonn is in an Olympic frame of mind.
While she didn't win over the weekend, she came away from the official test event for the 2014 Games with two World Cup titles and plenty of reasons to be encouraged about the Rosa Khutor course that will be used in Sochi.
"This is the beginning -- getting this track dialed in my mind -- and finally getting a chance to see the course, so I'm finally really excited for the Olympics," Vonn told The Associated Press. "I've always been excited for the Olympics, but it's different when you have nothing to visualize. Now I've been here and I know the track and I can just play it over in my mind -- over and over again -- for two years."
"That was the main goal for me, just to see what Sochi was all about, all the terrain, and really get a handle in my mind of what the course is going to be like for the Olympics," she added. "And I definitely feel like I accomplished that."
After dominating both training sessions, Vonn finished third in Saturday's downhill, a result she partly attributed to a poor choice of skis.
"It doesn't mean anything for the Olympics," Vonn said. "I'm really comfortable on this track. I'm really, really excited about it and I'm sure my skis will be rockets for the Olympics."