Pre-World’sFebruary 17, 2015
We arrived here in Falun- just a couple hundred km north of Stockholm- a couple nights ago after a great weekend of World Cup action in Ostersund. Staying right in the heart of the city, it’s easy to be constantly reminded of how excited the local businesses and residents are for the championships. There are huge billboards and banners throughout the town advertising the races that begin on Thursday and everywhere you go you can tell that the locals are ecstatic that all of us athletes are here and that the organized chaos of World Champs is about to begin. The courses are in great shape… Falun was spared the bizarre warm front and rain that blew in to Ostersund just before last weekend’s races. The championships will kick off with the individual classic sprint on Thursday, and distance racing begins Saturday with the men’s and women’s skiathlons.
I’m feeling good heading into Worlds… an 11th place in last Saturday’s World Cup classic sprint has left me confident that my fitness and speed are in really good places heading into this week. Racing is racing, and nothing is ever set in stone, but I know that if I get out there, stay relaxed, and ski smart, I’ll come away from this week with some results and efforts that I can … read more >>