XC Skiing Skate2:00:03 31.31 km (3:50 / km) +437m3:35 / km ahr:153 max:170 shoes: Fischer RCS CarbonLite Skate
Elm Creek Manmade Loop Skate Workout Long 7:40 AM; Elm Creek Park Reserve
2.7 °C; Cloudy Heard rain outside, starting about 2 AM, was highly dubious that we'd be able to ski. Checked Three Rivers and SkinnySki web sites, no announcement of closures. So I picked up Karl at 7:00 AM. The snow looked dirty but conditions were very good. As a matter of fact, every lap I skied fully skate skiing today was faster than even the fastest lap on Thursday. Several factors at play: I had a rest day yesterday (hard weight workout on Wednesday), I waxed Rex purple LF and Karl and I were taking turns leading. In spite of the faster pace, I held up much better, even towards the end of the workout. Good to see Bill S and Tim N on the trail, enjoying the ribbing of the former.
Hiking33:39 3.04 km (11:04 / km) +21m10:42 / km ahr:106 max:139 shoes: Hoka One One Clifton 2
Energy Park Short 2:15 PM; Hamline Midway
2.3 °C; Cloudy Naughty dogs feasting on nasty stuff ...