Patrick did the 40 K Tour of Anchorage Ski race! Yeah! He took second for his age group and finished in 2:04 (his goal was 2:05). Evidently, he was quite sick afterwards (uncontrollable coughing) and wasn't able to partake in post-race festivities (ie dinner with friends) but at least he got some rest and completed the race.
He is on his way home from Anchorage right now-I'm so happy and proud of him. With such little snow this winter, it was a real challenge knowing how to train for it, but I think hes glad he did it.