Such a relief returning to the action and feeling pretty strong. In all honesty I felt stronger than my results showed on paper.
I struggled a bit in the classic portion of the 30km skiathlon, but felt awesome in the last 15km skating. I moved into 30th and got out sprinted at the finish line and ended the day 32nd.
I scrambled the first leg of the 4×7.5km relay. My leg went quite well up until my pole broke and I lost the pack while searching for a replacement. Sadly, the gap that formed in my leg then left the rest of the boys on my team skiing in no-mans-land. They all skied good times so I’m excited about the next relay opportunity, which is hopefully at World Championships.
Fun week to travel and roommate with Hunter. He raced well in his first WC ever! Jack made some sweet skis for us. Stoked to be here with lots of APU teammates and friends.