Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Laskiainen (Finnish) = Mardi Gras (French) = Fat Tuesday (English).

In Shrovetide we Finns lap up pea soup and play in the snow like crazy.

Nordic skiing is my usual thing to do this time of year.

I simply love the freestyle. Classic style: not so much - after finishing Vasaloppet 90K years ago in Sweden, I cut my classic skis and burned them in the fireplace.

Now with new skis around that don't require too much waxing, I might return to classic technique. Except skating seems too much fun to give up anymore.

Anyway I skated 25K in fairly nice, slightly too warm weather.

I do recommend cross-country skiing for trailrunners. It's a great whole-body workout and easy on the legs.

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