With just 50 days until the Winter Olympic Games get underway in Sochi and the squad now announced, Britain's Short Track Speed Skaters really are in the final stretch ahead of an event that could come to define their sporting careers.A major aim this season was to work on race tactics, notably racing from the back, and after months of training and four World Cups to put what she had learnt into practice, Christie believes she is now comfortable and courageous enough to take this different approach to the rink. "I think it's going to help massively because when I won the medal in Russia every 1000m race I did was from the back of the race," she said. "I've never done that before. I've never had the guts to just be patient and I did it and I think that proved a lot to the other athletes and to myself. I think I can do it both ways and I believe that now, so that gives me a lot of confidence." Horsepool was delighted with the effort of his skater and was glowing in his praise of Christie's attitude and commitment to improving all the time. "It's an amazing understanding that world class athletes, no matter what sport they do, they address their weaknesses," he remarked. "Everybody likes doing what they're good at but it takes a special type of character to go and do things that they're not particularly good at. Elise has done that and she's done it with an open mind-set. "Not always easily, she's had a lot of questions but first she attacked it in training. Everyday doing things you're not good at and you're already world number one, it's an amazing performance, an amazing ability to do that - to challenge yourself as well as challenging others." It has been tough for Christie and indeed she is bracing herself for another testing time in the next few weeks, even if it is all for her own benefit come Sochi.