In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||xc classic skiing||2|| 4:15:35|
| ||nordic (ice) skating....||1|| 1:24:17|
| ||Total||3|| 5:39:52|
nordic (ice) skating.... 1:24:17 
Skating the Rideau canal again after 28 years. I did some skating in some Winter Triathlons here back in 1990-91. Awesome experience on the worlds longest skating rink. Kari and I had fun as we skated to Dows Lake and back before the ice went to shit in 40F weather....we were so lucky with our timing...
xc classic skiing 2:51:30 
Gatineau Loppet 27K....very hard/tough ski for me as I was totally spent 8K out from the finish...luckily the major downhills got me home . I felt like the course handled me instead of me handling the course. The climb to 18K did me in and I was just barely holding on for the last third after feeling it pretty good one third in...very mediocre result but on the plus side I held it together and skied to the finish relying on technique despite my shaky legs. Only one fall that could have been more since my legs were full of lactic acid half way through the course so I am happy I managed the tricky downhills well despite my weary legs/quads.
Not sure if aging or my recent sickness and/or knee issues have made this my new norm but I is 10% slower than I have ever been.....hopefully the kortie will go better but I will have to reassess what is realistically possible due to recent ski results. Looking to just break in to the top half and not feel totally cashed/done 8K-10 from the finish.....
xc classic skiing 1:24:05 
Ski on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City with Kari where they held the world cup last year......very cool to ski with the locals after work in the trails hugging a cliff down to the St Lawrence River.
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