The racing season is finally over, and after 25 races it is a little disappointing that the weather seems to be not quite as ready for spring as I am. Small and numerous snowflakes swirl past my window and cast a hazy cloud of mid-February aura around campus. It is difficult to realize that the muscle-numbing racing flings are over and the recharging period of the spring has arrived.
My mind was certainly still in race mode as our final race series at Canadian Nationals drew to a close. I could feel the exhaustion in my step wherever I walked but I could not get that feeling of flying up hills and driving my body to extremes out of my head. I needed one more go! My fingers tingled at the idea of a 15km mass start skate race at Lake Placid, a low key spring jaunt promising to feature US Biathlete Lowell Bailey. (more…)