Travelling back. Sore toe, sore hips, sore hands. Sore most things and can barely put on my socks and shoes. Not a squeak from the achilles or calf yesterday or today though. Big big positive. Nice to be back in Oslo too.
Didn't expect it to be quite so tough yesterday. Very much a race for Norwegians not the "ski tourists". Think I was fit enough but outcome was some sort of combination of technique (poor?), skis, track conditions - don't know exactly other than I know I didn't move well at any time. I thought it would be the calf or the achilles or both that might be my downfall.
Note that at least 29 Norwegians need to take some skiing lessons as I beat them...but i probably finished further down a results list than I have ever done before. Still if you don't try....... :-)