Skiing 2:10:00 
A nice, steady-pace classic ski: from home to Kung Bjorn's Hill (2.5km), then the trail all the way through Nasten to Hammarskog (10km one-way), a ten minute break to eat a gu and rewax, then back to Kung Bjorn's Hill, a loop in Hagadalen (about 4km), and back home (2.5 km), around 29km total.
Nasten is perfect for classic skiing: no steep hills, just long gradual slopes, where you can stride up and double-pole down, without ever tucking on the downhills or having to herring-bone on the uphills. The snow was good, not great, but this was still lots of fun!!! The most fun i've had skiing in years, though i did get tired in the end. Definitely need to work on arm strength. Lots of people out in the woods skiing, too. A lot of old Swedish couples shuffling along, and a few middle-aged dudes, but not many young people. I guess they have jobs or something...
Will probably take the afternoon off and go back to two-a-day tomorrow, but I'll see how I feel.
Ok, time for a summary and a look back at 2005. First, training:
Total - 364 hours (most since I started logging);
Orienteering - 129 hours (35%)
Running - 132 hours (36%)
Certainly, I am happy with these numbers given the comparison with, say, 2004:
Total - 215 hours;
Orienteering - 78 hours (36%)
Running - 97 hours (45%).
I counted 67 O-races in 2005, those these include pretty informal ones, like the OK Linne Wednesday Night-O's.
Classic - 24;
Sprint - 21 (!!);
Middle - 20;
Relay - 2. (Just at WOC and WC).
(Among thse, 9 at night.)
USA - 25;
Sweden - 23;
Canada - 6;
Italy - 6;
Japan - 4;
England - 1;
Denmark - 1;
France - 1.
Many more sprints than before, not nearly enough relays!!!
My worst 5 races:
1. WOC Relay, Japan - felt awful and had no strength or energy from the start. Pure torture.
2. Uppland District Champs Classic - one of my very first races in Sweden, a complete disaster: 49 minutes behind the winner's time of 77!
3. World Cup Classic - Big mistake early, and then not strong enough to fight and get the lost time back.
4. Canadian Champs Day 2 Classic - After two good races, had a chance to finish with a very good overall result, but my lack of good shape showed, and I wasn't there physically or mentally.
5. Sprint Series Finals Round 1 - Not the worst race time-wise, but bitterly disappointing to be knocked out in the first round after flying from Sweden for the weekend.
My best 5 races:
1. WOC Sprint Qualifier - the closest I have come to making a WOC final so far, just 30 seconds. Not a perfect race, but a solid one, in a pressure situation.
2. World Cup Middle B-Final - managed to focus well for the second race of the day and run a virtually clean course in a downpour.
3. Canadian Champs Middle - technical unfamiliar terrain, pouring rain, very good race.
4. Stora Vandan - even though it was a mass start race, finishing just 3 minutes behind the Troengs on an 18.5km course was a great confidence-boost.
5. Sprint Series Finals B-Final - good mass start sprint race, both technically and tactically, reading ahead and figuring out the last couple of route choices while staying behind people, then pushing to the front in the end. A small consolation for being knocked out early, but still lots of fun!
Most fun events:
1. Sprint Series Finals!!
2. World Cup Final Round, Italy.
3. Canadian O-Champs.
4. Denmark Training Camp with Tom Hollowell.
5. GHO Training Camp in March.
6. Jan Svanlund Open, Sweden.