Jorgen Aukland, last year’s Vasaloppet Champion, had a tough start to the training season. Despite being exhausted from a long racing season, the decorated marathon skier is already at a higher level now than he was at the same time of a year last season.
After many races and a long season, Jorgen Aukland took almost the whole month of April off to rest. On May 1st, along with other elite skiers, he pushed his body back into training and since then has had his best start to the training season ever in his long racing career.
â€œI was completely exhausted in the month of April. I barely trained the whole month after a tough season with lots or travel and racing. I was spending a lot of energy all winter with little rest, and after my last race the balloon popped. It was nice to take it easy in April, I really needed it,â€ says Jorgen to langrenn.com