Almost forgot this, the guys were sorting out the controls and tables, I didn't really know how to help, so I did a bit of strength work. 14-13-12 on the push ups and then 3-4 min of abs.
XC skiing warm up/down 8:27 1.55 mi (5:28 / mi) +2m5:27 / mi ahr:135 max:159
Ski-O race 8:49 1.57 mi (5:37 / mi) +63m5:00 / mi ahr:152 max:180
Leg 1 of Long Sprint Relay @ Auburn Ski Club
And team Taco-CSU (me + Cristina) for 2nd!
Wooo! Off to a quick DP start, then a different first route choice to #1 and lost a bit of ground to Mikell. He was then ahead, but not far ahead the rest of the course, and I made up a bit just at the end, passing at the final control before exchange. Hard skiing, not too tricky decisions, but definitely did need to stay in contact with map.
XC skiing3:28 0.47 mi (7:23 / mi) +1m7:20 / mi ahr:130 max:144
Ski-O race 11:21
Leg 2. Now alone, and trickier. Quick decision not to go the same way ad Leg 1 right off the start, and then a bunch of kind of in and out controls in a detailed area. After the fun fiddly stuff, had a massive slog up for a control at the top before flying down hill and into the finish to tag off Cristina.
This time 2 seconds down to Mikell, which combined with the first leg, would put us exactly even. But Donatas got both of us by 6-7 seconds in the total....
XC skiing3:40  1.38 mi (2:39 / mi) +29m2:29 / mi ahr:96 max:152
Ski-O race 16:26 2.41 mi (6:49 / mi) +68m6:16 / mi ahr:160 max:177
After a mini coaching session with Cristina and Zan aided by Mikell, did the two short legs back-to-back. Recognized a lot by now, and snow a bit slower, but still training, with a map and even controls out!
Ski-O9:14 1.22 mi (7:34 / mi) +22m7:10 / mi ahr:152 max:171
XC skiing warm up/down 5:51 0.87 mi (6:41 / mi) +19m6:16 / mi ahr:145 max:166
Ski-O race 56:27 7.72 mi (7:19 / mi) +153m6:53 / mi ahr:163 max:179
Sierra ski-o @ Tahoe XC (Burton Creek), Blue course
Was super duper fun! So happy being out and skiing, and even better ski-oing on a lovely day with a detailed course and not yet too melted snow. I think I had a big grin on my face basically the whole race. Definitely felt out of practice reading the map while skiing. Lots of little trail skiing, and cutting directly across was also pretty quick and very open trees, so also did lots of that.
I wore Cristina's head cam for the race, and it shows me holding the map with my right hand most of the times I look at it. Something from doing lots of foot-o I guess, I feel most comfortable map reading when I can hold the darn thing! Have to work on getting better just reading it without hands.
Thanks to Greg for excellent course planning and all others who helped out!
Well, messed up- somehow thought I had to be at dinner at 6.30pm, actually was 7, so I could have done a good chunk more time actually working out! I blame my brain being fried from so much conferencing. Hmph. 3 x 5 min at 6.18 pace at 1% grade on the treadmill. Bored of treadmill. Soooooo pscyhed to go skiing this weekend!
Quick little pre-conference run on the treadmill. Did a warm up then 4 x 3 min at: 6.31, 6.18, 6.11, 6.07 pace. Felt ok, hamstring starting to feel a bit wierd on last intervals, but no twinges, so hopefully just strengthening!!