Source: Langrenn.com Translated by Anders Haugen
This spring, Norway s Jan Egil Andresen s body did not want to accept any training and he was forced to take it easy for an extended period of time, but now he is back.
Towards the end of the season his body stopped functioning correctly. He would go on easy skis and his heart rate would fly up 170 and if he pushed it at all it would go up to nearly 200. After his last race in Lathi on March 6, he took it easy for 2 months.
-I was completely out of it, completely rotten, he says.
The only cure seemed to be his own ability to be patient.
-Its as it always is with Nordic skiing, its patience that counts. I was forced to follow my body s signals, if I hadn t I could have gotten something that would have taken even longer to get over, says the Norwegian.
In May he began training again and he has of now trained more than he did last year.
-It has loosened up but there is still a little left. Its probably going to take a little while before I m at the same level as the rest of the team, says Andresen.