How did the xc ski go? ....badly, the wheels came off after about 20k leaving 48k to go, after half way you drop down into another valley and there was a 40-60k headwind I've not experienced grinding to a halt going down hill before, it was all on fresh snow which is not ideal but it's done, took over 9 hours but it's done and I only had to finish. To put it into perspective 3 weeks before I took part in a 42k and finished in 3hr29, that pace would have seen me finish in 5h40. Conditions make a big difference.
Snap, 10k will be at Dorney in June unless I find something else.
Will given I did 1.40 for 3.8 I think race and steady are about the same for me.
Schmunks I was thinking along the lines of Zurich 19th or Poznan 26th to give myself a chance to recover for the run, last year after Comrades I tried a sportive a week after, a half the week after that and North Downs 30k the week after that at which point my core shut down with the result I could only manage 2 5milers a week between then and a 226 at the end of Aug. I didn't have a good run.