He needed to make top 7 and ended up in seventh with horrible blisters.
Awesome. 7th man is usually the hungriest man on the crew. If he can move up a few spots, he scores for the team, if he slacks off, some JV guy will be glad to move up. Great motivation to really work! Don't worry too much about the blisters, with the heat and humidity at this time of year my toes are a mess, but some vaseline goes a long way. Ahh, I l ove XC season!!