It would be nice to say that it was a good start to the year with my two seventh place finishes this weekend. Actually it was a pretty mediocre beginning. I expect higher for myself and I cannot wait to start racing on some legit hilly courses over the next two weeks. Here is a sunny pic from our mellow long ski on Sunday. We all felt pretty blown out after the races. Fortunately the weather was good so it was pretty pleasant to be out for a long classic ski. We will be training in West until Thursday when we go to Bozeman for a skate sprint in town and 15k classic over the weekend.