Sunday it was back in to the mountains for the Frost Giant double in Estes Park. This was my 4th consecutive trip to Estes in January to run a 5K and a 10K in quick succession. My legs were tired from snowshoeing, but it was another beautiful warm day and there was a big Fort Colling crew in attendance. I was considerably slower than last year in both races, but I had a good time and felt like maybe all this running and racing would be a good start to getting back in shape.
I decided not to go up to the Snowys this weekend for another snowshoe race and stayed in Fort Collins instead for some good XC skiing around Pineridge with Nora and Shadow.
I'm starting to feel a lot better on the skis although I still have a long way to go. When I realized just how far last week, Nora and I decided to do the Winter Quadrathlon as a team instead. I will bike and run and Nora will ski and snowshoe. It will be a lot of fun to compete as a team.
Today Nora and I joined the FCRC at Fossil Creek Park for the 5K Tortoise and Hare Race. It was 0 degrees at the start and pretty icy on the course, but many of our friends were there enjoying the morning and there were bagels and coffee after.
Looking further in to the future, Nora, Mari and I have put together the plans for our day by day route for the bike tour in July. We'll average around 50 miles/day, do a lot of camping in beautiful places on the coast, stay with friends, and enjoy the journey.