Badger State Games for me are now over as today was the final event for the 2009 winter games. The games started for me on Saturday Jan 25th as I lined up for the 10k classic xc ski race in temps well below zero. I got off to a great start and posted a strong 1st place finish. From there I lined up again right away the next morning with of course the same below zero temp I’d seen the day prior in the Quadrathlon which included the 5k run, 5k bike, 5k snowshoe, and finally a 5k xc ski. To make a long story short, run was conservative, my bottle froze within 5 minutes after I mounted the Redline, lots of climbing in the snowshoe, and finally I had no tech skill on the skate skis. All in all a good race with a 4th place finish despite the fatigue. Finally, today, the 3rd and final race which was simply a 5k trail run. I was thinking it was going to be a fast race on some roads but it really was in fact a trail run. Picking your way around the trail was the hardest part as it rivaled that of beach sand, but I managed to come out with a good result and my second gold in my final Badger State Games race of 2009. I was able to utilize the fluid recovery (berry treasure) drink just in time before this last race and it did wonders I wish I had it the Saturday night before the Quadrathlon I like the taste more than others out there as well.
Friday was like the second coming of Christmas as a box of EVOMOgoodies arrived. Including the key ingredients to the Nitrous diet plans thanks to Titec, Simbree, EVOMO, Fluid, and of course did I mention EVOMO. As I mentioned above I’ve already begun to use some of the great items. The new long sleeve team jersey was great for xc skiing.