Qualified for the final which was the main task for today. The long distance qualification (map for the 2nd heat here)took a little bit longer than expected. Even the terrain was a bit different from what I thought. The trees were smaller and ground softer. I did an okay job except for the big route choice mistake on the third one. I pushed all the way on the left side of the marsh and knew already then that I would loose some time. A mistake near the control made the gap to three minutes and that’s just way too much. Well, have to admid that it would be nice to have a stronger feeling in the legs as well when the final is on. Too many rest days behind I quess. Here’s also the link to the splits. Now I just got a good massage and tomorrow I’ll just make something easy in between the sprints that I’ll probably just follow on tv.

And if you’re interested, there are some nice pics from all the Finns in here from today’s race:)

Recovery greetings,


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