Cross-Country Skiing (Skate) 1:30:00  8.0 mi (11:15 / mi)
shoes: Solomon Skate Skis
Skiing with Sam and Presto at Connecticut Hill! The snowmobile trails at Connecticut Hill seemed totally skateable the last time we were here, and our skate skis finally arrived, so we decided to head out for a ski today. It was great! I think I only skate skied once last year (if that?), and none this year, so it took me a little bit to get back into the swing of things. I've also only been skiing on backcountry skis with metal edges for a while now. The skate skis felt astonishingly light, which was great! Sadly, they are also not as good at stopping as my backcountry skis, which took a bit of getting used to. It was never really a problem, but there was a moment when I went to pick up Presto's bootie after it had fallen off as he sped down a hill and finally actually stopped like 30 feet away from the bootie. I was much more careful after that. Presto had a blast! I'm not sure when the last time he got to run at Presto-running-speed so much was, but he was really enjoying speeding along next to us :-).