skating (ice) 40:21  11.68 km (3:27 / km)
Hickory Hills, crisp morning, 19 F. I think the deal with feeling rusty has to do with either being out early in the morning, or being out when it's colder, because I felt pretty good yesterday but today I felt rusty again. Among other things, my ankles hurt. Not hurt as in bones or muscles, but hurt as in the top of the shoe against my skin. Maybe the leather is too stiff when it's really cold.
Most of this was just cruising around, but I did try a couple of runs on the nicest part of the ice at a fairly serious effort, to see how fast I could go. 16.7 mph is the max from the GPS graph. Not awful, but I think with decent wind I can go much faster using the sail.
The part of the lake that was open last night looks like it skimmed over, which means that the snow forecast for today will be falling on ice instead of water as I had hoped (meaning that maybe it could freeze solid later). but it's above freezing now (36 F), so maybe that part will melt again and there will still be hope. And maybe the snow will drift off the ice later anyway.