|Monday was a day off, no training for Kaisa Mäkäräinen, just as well, because it rained all day...and it was her birthday. After three hard days of competition that included a sprint podium, most of her birthday was spent, "in bed, resting."
She added, "I hoped to go out for dinner with friends, but it is Monday on most of the restaurants in Ruhpolding are closed. So we will just wait another day and eat in the hotel." Mäkäräinen's birthday usually falls on a competition day and ever since her teenage years, she has spent her birthday on the road.|