Third ski of the year and tonight I had grip for the first time this year! I did 65 minutes of skiing that ended with a pretty hard effort on the 5k. The good news is that my rib felt not too bad. The bad news is that the 5k took me 28 minutes!
I still have the goal of going under 20 minutes for the 5k and that still seems realistic. The 8 minutes can be made up with a little fitness gain and a lot of technique gains.