I forgot to log about the near crash that occurred around the 30k mark (no real recollection where, honestly). A few things about it:
There was a classic track down a long hill during which I was able to build up a good pace, maybe 17-20mph. As I approached the bottom I saw a ski patrol looking guy a bit around a the corner say "skier down" in a voice I deemed not very urgent. I snow plowed only enough to make a tight, early turn, didn't scrub much speed. Then the trail turned right sharply. And there was a large patch of ice. And there was a dude down with four or five other people all around, not sure really what they were doing. Time slowed down. I tried to go inside of them all, especially the dude that was down and didn't look to be getting up, he probably was, but since everything was in super slow motion now I couldn't tell. I dug my left ski to turn. Nothing. I dug it in harder. Nothing. I was careening right at this old person.
I thought about going down to slow myself down, but I didn't. So instead of hitting the pile of mashed potatoes sideways and flipping I pointed 'em straight and headed toward him. I blasted right by him, lifting my left ski over his skis. Then, I bombed off the trail. Just a little bit, on the far outside of the trail now. I passed 3-5 people on the outside doing at least 20 mph in some light scrub brush. They were yelling at me like I was a reckless a-hole. I felt kinda bad, and honestly I feared that the ski patrol or someone was going to hunt me down. All the other people behind me stopped I think, when told "skier down". Maybe next year I won't think the ski patrol is crying wolf. Or maybe next year people should recognize I'm an alpine racing gangster to the core and there ain't no stoppin' me on a downhill.
So, today I'm looking at my left ski. The inside edge, from a few inches behind my foot, to the tail, is rolled over. It's chewed up and shaved off. I was putting so much weight and effort into trying to get it to bite to avoid this guy that I damaged my ski! Is that normal?
Hope it's not a big deal, I really like my skis.
Running 25:00  3.1 mi (8:04 / mi)
At the gym, a medium pace to get a sweat going.