Just wrapped up the 2010 Nationals in Anchorage. It’s been a bittersweet week of racing and today was no exception. I ended up qualifying first in the classic sprint, which is the first time I’ve ever qualified first at Nationals (after 3 consecutive 2nds). I’d been considering double-poling the course on skate skis, but in the end decided to kick it on classic skis. Definitely the best decision. Unfortunately, my afternoon ended early with a crash in the quarter final. No one’s fault but my own, simply going too fast for my own good and tripping myself up coming out of a fast corner. Congrats to the All-Alaskan final in the men’s sprint.
Got lots of packing and sleep to catch up on before a long travel day tomorrow. I’ll hopefully get time and internet at the airport tomorrow morning for a more detailed update on the week. For now, I’ll leave you with some shots from Ian Harvey & Toko.