X-C Skiing warm up/down 27:00  1.6 km (16:52 / km)
Up the trail to the start.
X-C Skiing race (Northstar xc) 1:30:00  15.3 km (5:53 / km)
Good fast day at Northstar. Fun area, you take a gondola to the xc center and then ski up another k to the trail network. Nice conditions for off-trail, powder over solid base. They forgot to groom one trail; we crossed it going down on a bushwhack to hit the trail with our control. I realized the trail wasn't there; others kept going down the mountainside ... ha! ha!
Then the next control was hung on the wrong side of the trail, high up and back from the trail. Missed it and carefully searched along a half k of trail before I spotted it on the 4th pass; 8 min on that one. Still, in 2nd place for the day (out of the 3 of us).
X-C Skiing warm up/down 1:18:00  10.7 km (7:17 / km)
Down to lunch (4 min), then back up later for control pickup. Finally a blazing descent down the alpine trails to the base area.
In a display of unusual intelligence, we decided to skip the night xc race at Tahoe Donner. Shower and spaghetti was calling.
Stretching 10:00 
Working on back and calves. Heavy climbing today.