Saturday, February 14, 2009

Not Racing, But Timing, Then Skiing

I guess that sums it up. I was able to get out and help Jeff at the Close to the Coast Valentine's Day Race & Couple's Relay - long name, but it's just a 10k skate race at Pineland. Great turnout, despite the crispy conditions and strong winds. Jamie, Mindy and Pete joined me on the timing crew, and if you were with us, you'd be cooler now.

Despite the pull of Stones and brunchtime deliciousness with the crew, I stuck around and went for a ski. Since Jeff hadn't expended enough energy between race directing and then racing, he joined me on the trails. We headed out to Oak Hill to get out of the wind. Unfortunately, they hadn't groomed that loop overnight, which was disappointing to say the least. It was solid and rutted. Not bad skiing, but it could have been better. At least it was a good way to work on your balance. We then hit the Campus Loop, which was much better and then tacked on a bit more in search of stray flags from the race. According to Jeff's Garmin, it was 11k. I know that I was tired, and I only put out about 1/8 of the energy that Jeff did. He's one fit old guy. Of course, no good workout goes unrewarded, so we headed to Bruce's Burritos for lunch.

Good news on the leg front, as it felt fine for the entire ski. Granted, skating on it probably wasn't the smartest idea, but I took it easy. Only a couple hop skate strides in there. (That's a ski joke.) More stretching tonight, and then a "real" run with D tomorrow.


mindy said...

Mmmmm burritos... OK, so I *might* me thisclose to asking you if you might give me a ski lesson...but I'd actually need to get some skis first.

middle.professor said...

Garmin's don't lie...
OK, maybe on the O-trail during the summer, they do, but at least they give you the minimum distance. A big stack of blueberry pancakes at Stone's sounded good but the Chorizo sausage with baked apple and black bean quesadilla (and Ghiradelli chocolate brownie) was awesome.