YES! It IS possible to cross -country ski though Finland ! 🙂
When I get a sport challange on my mind its hard to stop myself. I normally make up my mind with very short notice- when I did my first ”Vasalopp” [ 90 km of cross country skiing] I did it with 72 h notice, Ironman with 3 weeks. That is what I love by beeing active- as long as I stay fit I can do a crazy idea reality if I want ! I started with the mental thought of Finland at New Year last year. In the end of January I did a ski training camp with my club IFK Helsingborg and did 230 km in 5 days- as a preparation of doing 450 in 7 days…..and I left for Kuusamo 9 March 2013.
During Border to Border my bg went from 2,5-22 a few times a day, blood suger wise it has been my hardest endurance training so far but I shall never ever for get the white ,cold, stunning days in Northern Finland.