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Training Log: Ari-o

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run3 3:11:55 22.7(8:27) 36.53(5:15) 313
  Ski2 2:41:40 25.2(6:25) 40.56(3:59) 563
  Core1 7:30
  Total5 6:01:05 47.9 77.09 876

Saturday Feb 25 #

8 AM

Run long 2:12:03 [1] 14.8 mi (8:55 / mi) +30m 8:52 / mi

I was supposed to be skiing the Birkie.

Instead, I ran in 60˚ temperatures in the sun in Boston. My sister needed to run 16, so I ran along with her. 8:45s felt pretty good since I haven't run and it's hot. A couple miles with Mark Vatour and a few other waves at friends. Small town. Still not Hayward.

Best part was when we were a half mile from my house and her water bottle was empty and mine still half full. I said we'd do a USAF C130-style refuel. She opened her bottle and without breaking stride in Central Square I squeezed half of mine in to hers without spilling a drop.

Cristina would be proud!

Friday Feb 24 #

6 AM

Run hills 31:00 [3] 4.4 mi (7:03 / mi) +283m 5:52 / mi

Birkie basically kaput, and tickets refunded, so instead of hanging out in Hayward with the leaders of the Mpls, Mke and Chi tribes, I get to run in Boston with the leaders of Boston. It was in the 50s. There was a little snow to lie in and do one set of burpies in to stay cool. In February. FML.

Core 7:30 [1]

And burpies each time around. These are supposed to be good for me.

Thursday Feb 23 #

8 PM

Run 28:52 [1] 3.5 mi (8:15 / mi)

Run to Whole Foods. No Birkie. 60˚. t-shirt. This is not fun.

Tuesday Feb 21 #

6 PM

Ski warm up/down 5:46 [1] 1.0 mi (5:46 / mi) +10m 5:36 / mi

A bit of a late start since someone left his watch at home and only realized crossing the river. Must watch for Strava! Minimal traffic: under 20 minutes. So only five minutes to warm up. But once again I got there after DCR had decided it was time to go home.

Ski 15:41 [3] 3.3 mi (4:45 / mi) +30m 4:37 / mi

Worlds! Apparently I had been the cause of consternation last week and Andy warned me to take it easy (sure thing, although I don't know why other than I'm still a young punk who doesn't wax his skis) so my goal became to beat Andy.

I stayed with the lead pack for the first lap or so, but lost contact (warming up is probably a thing) and fell in to no man's land for the rest of the race. HRM battery died, so I don't know exactly how hard I was pushing.

Usually this is the shake out race for the Birkie. This year …

Ski 36:31 [1] 5.3 mi (6:53 / mi) +55m 6:40 / mi

Skiing around, chatting.

Monday Feb 20 #


Time to think about trail running season with the Birkie about to be canned and it being 80 in Boston or whatever.

March/April: base base base! Maybe some races, probably road given the season.

May 6/7: Billygoat/7 Sisters weekend
May 13: 50 miler at Harriman
May 20: Signed up for Sugarloaf Marathon. Might pace my sister. Might go for BQ. See how legs feel after 50m.
June 10: 50k at Wachusett with November Project
July 29: 50 miler in Duluth

This sounds like fun, right?
10 AM

Ski 1:43:42 [1] 15.6 mi (6:39 / mi) +468m 6:05 / mi

Out to ski, not much groomed since it barely touched freezing overnight (had to explain to my parents that, no, Weston-style "groom no matter what" is dumb; trails will probably be great tomorrow after it's 5 overnight) but I skied the not-groomed Hall Trail and it was pretty nice. A little sketchy down some big hills, but perfect coverage.

Now the Birkie looks less and less likely.

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