Wednesday, February 12, 2014

One Third, Two Thirds

Happy Husky Faces as they pull me to the
finish at the Boreas Winter Trailhead.
Today's skijor outing was one third, two thirds...

One third of the outing was spent on a packed powder trail that was just over "2 Siberians Wide" - so it was a fast shoulder-to-shoulder run.

Two thirds of the outing was spent on a packed powder trail that was only "1 Siberian Wide" - so we took turns running in lead in single file skijoring mode.

The outing took us up & down Boreas Pass as follows: (1) 1.5 miles up fast & shoulder-to-shoulder; (2) just over 3 miles up single file; (3) just over 3 miles down single file; and (4) 1.5 miles down fast & shoulder-to-shoulder.

Our goal was to get in a 10+ mile outing. But the single file stretches of trail slow us down, so we only covered 9.1 miles. Oh well, still a fun time had by all!

Some fun shots from all 4 phases of the outing:

Cruising up the initial 1.5 mile section of trail.
Nice scenery & nice wide trail.
Max in lead during the "single file two thirds". We are still moving at a nice trot pace; but
not nearly as fast as we go when shoulder-to-shoulder.
Zorro's turn to run lead in single file mode. Everyone takes turns being in lead and
doing most of the work.
Back to the final 1.5 miles of wide trail to the trailhead. A fast sprint down this final 1.5 miles.
A little fun at our turnaround point just over 4.5 miles up Boreas Pass:
"I'm good, no need to turn around!" says happy Max.
"Turn around? Ok, then I am going to chomp down on some snowcones first!" says snow
chomping Zorro.

A fun day of "1/3 shoulder-to-shoulder" and "2/3 single file" covering 9.1 miles with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 89 days on the trails covering 758.1 miles with 87,750 feet of elevation climbed.

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