It has been a looong time since I put on a pair of snowshoes and raced. My last memories of snowshoe racing were entirely negative. I remember coming into the race a little banged up and out of shape with the first, what I would call, major injury of my professional career. Mentally and physically, I was not ready to race let alone run in snowshoes. Since then I had developed a sort of fear of snowshoeing. Afraid I'd get hurt, afraid to lose, afraid to try something I wasn't good at. Snowshoeing itself feels a little wonky and certainly doesn't fit every running style.