Never a proud moment getting a DNF. The unfortunate truth is that it just feels like everything that you have done to prepare for the race was a complete waste of time. Another skier and myself went down on the fastest point of the course (yesterday I clocked 52.5km/hr without race wax) and to me it is all still a bit of a blur. One thing is for certain, something had hit me hard in the back of the head. I didn’t even know where I was for a period and if I had of closed my eyes, my first guess would have been a boat – a small one in a raging storm! Standing was challenging enough so continuing was out of the question, I was having a hard enough time getting off the track.
The race before that was not great anyway. I had a terrible start and found it tough to find a rhythm and frustratingly enough I was only just starting to find it shortly before I DNF’d. In summary, disaster. There’s not to0 many positive things to say really. The only positive thing to take from it is that I of all people know that it could have been much worse.
I’ve been nauseas all afternoon with a cracking headache and won’t be allowed to drive home to Falun until tomorrow. There’s always things that go wrong in a season and hopefully that’s my one out of the way.