Night XC ski. Kirsten's been out several times already. This night was a blizzard. Hello powder skating! It's funny when you look down and all you can see is your boots cruising through the snow.
Drill - 3 times up the wax hill.
12/12/09 2nd day of XC skiing. Rolled, tilled and tracked! 22F, Snow medium speed - it makes that crunching sound under your skis.
Time trial; Dog Loop 2.14k in 11:35. That includes putting my iPhone away (it was my timer,) putting on my glove and ski-pole. That means I can cut down my time just by getting a watch!
I have no timing data from last season, but my performance felt better than the same loop at the end of last year. Not as much improvement as I wanted, but this is after about 2 weeks of no training. First it was a couple of extra days off, then it was my back, then came the concerts; throw a bit of just plain laziness in there and you've got a full-blown hiatus! At least this last week I was scooping the snow out of the driveway a couple of times a day.