XC classic race (Winona Forest) 2:48:55  25.0 km (6:45 / km) +205m 6:29 / km
Temperature? like 6 degrees Fahrenheit.
It went shockingly well compared to how I was afraid it would go. Now just gotta do twice as much next weeK! Both days, too! yay, so excited...
No really though, I enjoyed it. Yeah, the time is pretty slow and I definitely could have done better. But this was my first ski race that was this long, so I wanted to conserve my energy and be careful.
Am I making excuses for why I was slow? maybe.
It was fun, I enjoyed being on my own and not having anyone on my back who always makes me stress about "what am I doing wrong this time" (ehm ehm dad)
I really enjoyed being in my own head and literally trying to think about the skiing as little as possible (I didn't want to know what was hurting and how much). I was doing math in my head (mostly calculating my pace estimates for the race) and stuff like that. It was nice.