I don't know about you, but I'm always happy to see January bite the bullet. Sure there has been plenty of snow and that's great, but seriously, the ski races in January are frickin' cold. I don't really understand why we're doing anything other than classical races because skating leaves you an icicle and it's EASY to get good kick on a -20 day.
Still, you pretty much have to do as many races as you can in January so that you can actually enjoy the races of February. You've got to get out there and get in shape, if you don't pay for it in January you pay for it in February.
But wow...how January makes us pay!
We're through it now though ladies and gentlemen. February is upon us and it's a downhill slope to the Birkie now. Here's to 20 or even 30 degree days, 3 more hours of daylight each evening, and fluoro waxes that FLY!