X-C Skiing (Craftsbury) 1:42:35  15.39 km (6:40 / km) +256m6:09 / km
Craftsbury open -- 25 km! Good natural snow this past week. Everything rolled and then groomer dragged. Usual early season bumpiness. Deep classic track, no dirt, although I was skating.
Warm snow right about freezing. Just had CH10 summer wax which was a little slow today. Got there in the afternoon following a morning workshop up near Canada. Crowd thinning out, must have been really busy in the morning. But with all these trails open, so much better than when the gerbil track of man made snow loops around the fields.
Eased into it focusing on technique. Can tell the stretching is making a difference. More ankle rock, which I need badly, and some knee flex.
Classic XC Ski (Kingdom Valley) 1:50:00  10.22 km (10:46 / km) +121m10:10 / km
Same storm, a little later, dropped 5-6" snow overnight. High moisture, but temp in the low 20's so it was okay. Rolled the trails to set up a base, then skied a few hours later. Skied classic because the tires that make up the roller leave ridges that are annoying to skate. Will drag them flat once the snow sets.
Started on klister left on the skis from last year, but that was grabby with the temp now in the low 30's. Put some violet hard wax on top, but it was gooey and iced badly. Dumped those skis and used another pair with CH10 summer wax and VR45 kick. Worked just fine.
Lots of loops around the fields and the pines. Good start to the season.
Trail Running (Grafton) 26:47  2.0 mi (13:23 / mi)
Down to Townsend to see a Husqvarna dealer for parts, then stopped at Grafton Ponds on the way back. Covered some of the trails and then off to exercise class.
Strength (Exercise class) 50:00 1c
Pretty intense session with Mallory, who keeps the mix going between cardio and strength. Felt pretty good today. Only stumbled on the pushups and burpees, which I do my best to generally avoid due to shoulder issues.
Moved half a cord to the basement and restacked. Much more to go.