No, not the NCAA football National Championship–the Nordic Ski Nationals in Anchorage, Alaska. The first race is in the books with my former Middlebury teammate Simi Hamilton taking the men’s sprint title. Kikkan Randall won the women’s, with CXC skier Rebecca Dussault taking second. I ended up qualifying second in the sprint for the third consecutive year. For the first time, however, I made it into the A-final at Nationals and ended up in third. Solid day.
We just finished our team meeting for the 15km skate tomorrow. Looks like we’ll have great conditions for an exciting race. The enthusiasm in the CXC camp is very high after a solid start for everyone on Saturday.
Check out these photos from Saturday’s skate sprint by Laura Gardner. . .
All packed up and looking forward to tomorrow!