“And the bad news is I was 1:18 behind Legkov.”
Kris felt unsettled and awkward on his skating legs today. He loaded up with lactate quickly and blew up pretty hard in the final lap. As he put it, he couldn’t find his happy place skating on snow today. He’s had it all year on rollerskis, but hasn’t felt it on snow yet.
I don’t have results yet, but as Kris put it, he’ll be surprised if he’s in the top 50. Energy was good, insulin dosing was good. The limitation was easy for Kris to identify. It’s not a result to hang your hat on, but it’s not something to be surprised or upset about at this point. It’s quite in keeping with what he’s done on his first weekend in Europe in the past.
Tomorrow Kris will get a very east three hour ski before the team travels toward Gaellivare.
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