Freezing US Nationals

Paul Kovacs. Elite Cross-Country Skier

It’s a wooly jumper kind of day! It’s a forced rest day today. The race organizers for US Nationals have postponed the classic sprint race for a day to let temperatures warm up here in Houghton, Michigan. The temperatures are in theory above the FIS race limit of -20C (temperatures are hovering around -17C) but there is a constant 50km wind blowing through which is making the temperature feel more like -27C. Tomorrow the temperatures are meant to rise a little but honestly I don’t see it happening, nor do I think they should have delayed the race a day. For the whole week it’s meant to be bitterly cold so I don’t think delaying the races has any benefit for us. It just postpones the inevitable a little longer.

Nice sunny stop for a quick break as we drive into Houghton. Nice sunny stop for a quick break as we drive into Houghton.

So yesterday was the first race of US…

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