XC Ski (Classic) 1:27:47  9.2 mi (9:32 / mi)
First Nordic ski of the year!! Woo! Perfect Blue Extra day at Forbush Corner! They only had the East side groomed for classic, so I did 2 loops of "Rollercoaster" and "The Badlands" (apparently, this is a well-used name.) The tracks were good, though a bit shallow. I'm picky and they were good enough for me. Trail was pretty much all rolling hills, so I got to practice all the different strides. Lots of diagonal stride on the hills, but I still got in a fair amount of kick-double pole. Lots of transitions. That's good for a first ski because you're constantly thinking about technique and getting to practice transitions and turns. (The course is very winding.) Snow was a little slow and I didn't quite have the right glide wax, but that's ok for a training day. Very happy!!