From a very young age I knew that I couldn’t sprint. Every school running carnival started off very badly with the 100m. I would lose, and badly too. I would be back with some of the worst of the un-athletic sorts, it was just lucky I could regain some respect by running very close to the same pace for the 1500m.
Skiing sprinting is much different as it is a much longer work time, however you still need to be able to move very quick. Over the past 2 years I have managed to learn how to ski faster and more efficiently in skate sprints, however have not managed to find the same improvements in classic sprints.