My season long troubles appear to be continuing. I managed to sneak my way into the semi-finals in today's US National Championship skate sprint race. But after that effort I could do little but try not to lose ground. My starts were great again today, which saved me because I was at least in good position (1st or 2nd) when folks started to go by. In the B-final I slid from 8th to 11th on the final homestretch - a thing that hasn't happened to me in a few years.
On a positive note Kikkan won her 10th National title blowing away the field. She is back in action Monday in the 10km skate and I will be off to Norway that same day.