Things are progressing well, took part in the Stewart Cup this past weekend, uncertain if I should do the open 10k or the masters 8km, in the end decided to go with my age and went with the 8k and finished up the first master for the day in just under 30mins for the 8km course.
The course was a 2km loop and the open, masters and juniors started as a mass start and then the juniors and masters peeled off after 4 loops and the open runners completed one more loop. Safe to say it was a fast start and I was fairly janked after 1k but held tough and ran a strong race in semi deep snow.
When crossing the line one of the juniors who was also doing the 8km event asked if I was a junior and in response said thank you but no I was in the masters event and in response to this he remarked that I was pretty fast for an old guy:-)
As an observation, having raced the Stewart Cup a few times over the years I felt something missing without Glen yelling encouragement while on the course and missed the pat on the back post race, "good race old man"
|Lining up for the start. Maybe skis?|
|Making the big push. Go Brian!|
|Out for a tempo ski on the Sunday.|
As for the training the plot thickens with daily strength and intervals at various paces today hitting 265lbs for 1RM squat and got my man card with the bar sitting directly on the upper back without the sissy bar cushion, well, well, well:-)