XC Ski - Skate long 2:40:55 28.74 km (5:36 / km) +380m5:15 / km ahr:133 max:149 shoes: Atomic Red Cheetahs
Very long ski at Green Woodlands - parked at the Rt 218 lot and headed up the Dorchester connector. Some sketchy sections grooming-wise with larger chunks of crust and some ridges where they took corners too fast.
No steep uphills anywhere, just a lot of longer gentle uphills that took their toll.
Did the Cummins Pond Loop, plus the Carriage Loop. Considered adding in the Mudgett's Pond Loop, but I was still over 10k from parking and at that junction it was uphill onto Mudgett's and downhill to continue on the Carriage Loop - downhill won.
GU'ed up a couple of times and when those kicked in felt a lot better and was able to get some technique back. Ecstatic that the Dorchester connector was mostly gentle downhill - could move right along with not too much energy - tank was running very low.
Enough plodders out there that I felt like I was doing well, and more than enough really good skiers in really good shape to make me feel my age as they zipped right on by.