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In the 1 days ending Mar 17, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Skate Skiing1 3:46:43 31.5(7:12) 50.69(4:28) 1260
  Total1 3:46:43 31.5(7:12) 50.69(4:28) 1260

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Saturday Mar 17, 2018 #

10 AM

Skate Skiing warm up/down 12:00 [2] 1.0 mi (12:00 / mi)
shoes: Rossi Xium Skate

Warming up with Jud. The wind was fierce in the stadium, so we stayed in the woods and skied a little faster to really warm up. Temps around 15.

Skate Skiing race 3:34:43 [3] 30.5 mi (7:02 / mi) +1260m 6:14 / mi
shoes: Rossi Xium Skate

Lake Placid Loppet. They had received 2.5 feet of snow over the last two weeks. Most of it still fresh powder. A very hilly course, with steep ups and steep downs. The 1980's Olympic men's course - designed before homologation guidelines. The very steep ups were pretty well chewed up by the second loop, and the glide was poor due to cold temperatures. (had waxed LF 6). I jo-jo'd back and forth with a couple of guys - they left me in the dust on the downhills, I passed them on the uphills. They were heavier and possibly had some magic HF powders. Second loop was tough, quads/thigh area was near cramping, but I ingested a powergel and each feed stop (every 5 k) on the second loop, and worked diligently on relaxing my legs.

Got third in the 60-69 each class, (another medal!). Larry Costantino, the ski orienteer, got second with a large margin to me. He was close to the mystery winner from Jackson Hole, WY. Haven't talked with Larry for a while, so we had a short but sweet conversation walking away from the podium. Following me was a group of 3 60-69'ers within the next 4 minutes. Lucky me!

Note: This was 1 minute faster than the Rumford Marathon, same distance same climb, but Rumford was hardpacked with much mellower and smaller hills. I am pleased with today's time, given the soft conditions.
Definitely more wiped out though. This is a very tough race.

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