This was the first year I have done all the races at Nationals. In years past I have only done the distance races. While the sprints are short and I didn’t make any heats to go on to, they are still quite tiring. By the end of the week of racing my body was very tired. I found myself almost constantly eating to replenish what I was spending during races. Pictured here is Martin helping my “supersize” my post race lunch after the 15km skate to get ready for the 30km classic mass start.
Racing wise, I placed a bit better then I had at nationals in years past. The significant increase in training I put in this summer and fall is going to take a while to sink in and I know I have some great races to come this season. I will just have to be patient and keep skiing.