Golf courses are good for easy workouts and learning technique (and golf!). Riverside GC is only about 1 mile from my house, so it has that advantage too. I practiced my striding today using my waxless, toy BC skis. I had to use these because my classic boots, which fit my race skis, have not arrived in the mail yet. 8 miles in 91 minutes. I don't think I'm ready to enter the American Birkebeiner yet, but that is as many miles as all my previous classic skis combined.