I’ve been trying to recoup some fitness since sinus surgery after Christmas. I spent 4 or 5 days South riding my bike around 300 miles. I then drove back up to Cable, Wisconsin to ski and snow shoe. Dennis Kruse promotes the Seeley Classic, a classic 42 km race. I don’t classic ski, so I just skated some. One thing that I’ve noticed is that it seems that it is very easy to lose form and nearly impossible to gain it back quickly. I don’t feel fit for anything. It seems like I am working harder doing everything. If you’ve never been snow shoeing, then you should. It is one sport like cycling. It is very hard to lead and it gets progressively easier the further back in line you get. It amazes me how much easier it is just to follow a dog that is breaking trail. It is also amazing how much fitter dogs are than humans. They can run through deep snow for hours. Up here it is the couple times a day exercise program. At the warming hut at OO they have a few kilometers of lit ski trails, so it’s no problem skiing up until 10 or 11 at night. I haven’t been doing my normal skiing from Cable to Hayward one-way trip yet. Gonna ski a 100km in the next two days. That’s the way to get fit?
Bill bonked after 50 km of slow snow in 95 degree heat.
Warm temperature last week.