Right now Kris is somewhere over the North Atlantic on his way to Norway. He’ll be in Beitostolen for the next two and a half weeks preparing for the World Cup distance opener there. He’ll get a race start in a Norway Cup race in Beito in about ten days - a good opportunity for a high quality race start.
The last several weeks have been very good for Kris. The volume load has ramped back up a little bit in response to rapid development of his high end fitness. That has not represented a problem, and on the whole Kris feels that the load has been light. The last several days have been pretty easy in preparation for travel, although he was disobedient (his word) and extended one of his sessions because he was feeling good.
Once he gets to Norway and is sure that the travel hasn’t taken too much out of him Kris will do a pretty hard week of training. Nothing brutal, for sure - probably not more than low twenties for hours. He’ll get a couple of intensity efforts in, including the Norway Cup race. I’ll fly over on the 21st in order to work with the service staff for the first couple of World Cup weekends. It’ll also be a good opportunity to see Kris in action, and to spend a little time with both Kris and Pete in a race environment. This was in both our minds when Pete and I discussed the schedule for service trips.
Well, that’s it for now. Hurry up and wait. I’ll pass along the on-snow reports as they start coming in…
Reprinted with permission from the Kris Freeman website at http://www.krisfreeman.net/. Copyright © Zach Caldwell and Kris Freeman