Published February 10, 2012
Rucksacklauf, translated you could call it backpack cross country skiing race. It is a race starting in Schonach and finishing on Belchen. We are crossing part of Black forest from the north towards the south. The race distance is 100km and total climbing about 2500 meters. Classical style. Nothing for weak ones. Tomorrow morning the start will happen at 7 am. I won’t be participating, but Olaf will. This time I am the one who has to take care of the feeding. It has been a super busy day. This morning we did test the skis. Afterwards I waxed them and I hope they will be working well tomorrow. Waxing skis is by the way worse than science. There are no clear rules. It is all about testing and finding out the right wax-formula.Even after testing several days you still don’t know what is the best wax. Our friend and my personal supporter and helper Agnes will join us tomorrow morning. From km 58-100 I am supposed to ski with Olaf and feed him. I am so to say the water carrier. The only thing he has to do is make it to Hinterzarten within the time limit of 5,5 hours. If I haven’t done a terrible mistake waxing the skis he should make it. The weather is supposed to be cold with temperatures between -10–17 with a cold wind from the east. The sun should be shining though and that makes a big difference. Looking forward to a day in Black forest. Now off to bed, wake up is 4 am…Good night!