I thoroughly enjoyed the suffering of coming back to my first skimo race of the season yesterday at Sunlight. It’s not always fun to push that hard for over two hours, but yesterday was different. Racing along with friends makes the suffering more enjoyable.
I worked hard to race my own race and stay within my limits. With work and coaching, I’ve spent more time on my skate skis this season with some skinning sessions in between. I had no idea where my fitness was but figured the race was the best way to find out. I was pleasantly surprised with where I’m at in January and am motivated to get out for more training.
Jessie Young came from behind for the win with Lindsay Plant close behind in 2nd and myself in 3rd. I’m looking forward to another battle next weekend at Powderhorn.