XC Ski - Skate31:31  7.02 km (4:29 / km) +2m4:29 / km shoes: Atomic Red Cheetahs
Nice ski at White Farm in Concord. Great snow cover still - varied between solid hard pack and closer to wet and slushy. Only 1 water crossing on the stub trail between the parking lot and the loops.
Wax was still very good for the conditions.
Technique was mostly there - feeling a bit tired from yesterday though.
Run36:21  3.45 km (10:33 / km) +51m9:49 / km shoes: Salomon Goretex hikers
Blue trail loop from the end of Curtisville Rd. Had my snowshoes, but the couple just getting back in said no need for them.
A few softer spots, particularly on the snowmobile trail, but overall firm enough. Could have used spikes, or studded shoes - realized later I had my old Icebug SISUs in the car. Would have helped with slipping.
XC Ski - Skate24:08 3.46 km (6:59 / km) +60m6:26 / km ahr:134 max:152 shoes: Atomic Red Cheetahs
Warmup - temps shooting up, but the snow is fairly firm.
Feeling tense - not loosening up.
XC Ski - Skate38:45 6.22 km (6:14 / km) +144m5:35 / km ahr:127 max:156 shoes: Atomic Red Cheetahs
Well, that hurt.
Out of the blocks and straight into unproductive flailing. Just couldn't relax and ski - nothing on the uphills and there were a lot of them.
"Jim, relax, drop your butt, use your legs, technique and tempo..." but it wasn't there. Herring-boning and the occasional coach skate to speed things up. Stayed upright on all the sketchy downhills.
Wax was as good as it was going to get today. Racewax T-5 hi flouro
XC Ski - Skate18:05 2.1 km (8:38 / km) +32m8:01 / km ahr:115 max:140 shoes: Atomic Red Cheetahs
And a bit afterwards to see if I could relax and loosen up. A couple of false starts - made it to the end of the stadium and ran out of steam, then finally kept going.