Well first off…the World Cup race organizers switched the race event today to a Sprint Classic. It was going to be a Classic but due to better weather conditions on the weekend they switched the Classic to Saturday and the Sprint Classic to today.
All and all a good day. I did not ski my absolute best unfortunately but rather just good. There were 46 competitors and I skied to a 27th place. I was extremely sloppy when it came to penalties. I was tagged with 9 seconds worth of penalties and that is just not going to get you a good result. But I managed to stay on my feet and make it to the finish with no injuries. I spent a lot of time watching the other competitors today…..and man these guys are good. Really Good!! It is such a good experience being able to watch the best guys in the World.
At the end of the day, I skied a World Cup. Got some great experience and learned a few things. Our time in Austria is coming to a close. Tomorrow is the Classic. We just had a team meeting and the course is expected to be 3 mins long. That is REALLY long. Today’s course was only a minute long…ahhhhaa. Tomorrow should be a fun one. True test on your fitness. Tomorrow I will be wearing bib 19 which is better then 27th or 28th (what I had the other races) Typically the earlier you go the better course conditions you will have. Excited for tomorrow!!! 3 minute long course……wow.