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Training Log: Ari-o

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Ski2 3:53:50 38.11(6:08) 61.33(3:49) 1236
  Run4 3:13:55 23.0(8:26) 37.01(5:14) 299
  Trail Run1 1:51:55 6.57(17:02) 10.57(10:35) 514
  Hiking1 1:34:19 3.83(24:37) 6.16(15:18)
  Total8 10:33:59 71.51(8:52) 115.08(5:31) 2049
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Thursday Mar 4 #

9 AM

Run 54:23 [1] 6.53 mi (8:20 / mi) +63m 8:05 / mi
ahr:182 max:204

Ran with sister in the morning. She drove down, lovely day for it.

Wednesday Mar 3 #

5 PM

Run 44:10 [1] 5.04 mi (8:46 / mi) +154m 8:00 / mi
ahr:180 max:201

Fartlek up and down some hills. Some stairs, too. It's nice to be near hills.

Tuesday Mar 2 #

7 PM

Ski 20:50 [1] 3.5 mi (5:57 / mi) +44m 5:44 / mi
ahr:138 max:198

Warming up, and it wasn't too cold; luckily the winds had subsided from earlier which would have been terrible. Snow fast, icy, sketchy.

Ski 24:59 [3] 5.21 mi (4:48 / mi) +53m 4:39 / mi
ahr:106 max:125

Race, not feeling very stable or ducky. Chased John coming through his second lap at the start. Turned in a fast mile but then it got progressively slower. A few hills got scraped off to ice and berms, and I wanted no business in falling.

Ski 15:37 [1] 2.3 mi (6:47 / mi) +25m 6:34 / mi
ahr:81 max:103

Skittering around afterwards.

Monday Mar 1 #

Note

Okay, so, February is done. Since I set goals for February, time to review them:

Did I ski 500km? Yes, 519.

Did I ski five Birkies over the course of 10 days? Not quite. I skied three single skis >43k, one of which was 75k, and skied a total of 4.2 Birkies. The weather didn't exactly help.

Over 50h for the month (first time since Oct) and lots of vert, since some of that skiing was AT skiing. Over 20km D+, and that's without Wednesdays and Fridays. Highest distance month … ever.

So, March. I don't want to get too specific, because it's very weather-dependent. Warm and dry? Lots of Fells and Blue Hills time. Cold and moist? Heading north. I guess I'll go for 45h, 100 miles of running (since I want to run a 100m this summer for the ITRA points) and 10 concerted efforts at a core workout.
5 PM

Run 54:47 [1] 6.58 mi (8:20 / mi) +43m 8:10 / mi
ahr:156 max:203

Fun run today after some core work. Out along Comm Ave into the wind, then Harvard Bridge, then back with the wind, which was windy. But not too cold yet. Superb sunset over the partially melted river kept me turning back along the Esplanade.

And then with about a mile to go I … had to go. Not a lot of trees to duck behind, and I almost went behind a highway ramp but it was right next to the other highway ramp, and eventually I just ran all the way back and micturated with selerity.

Sunday Feb 28 #

11 AM

Hiking 1:34:19 [0] 3.83 mi (24:37 / mi)
ahr:111 max:210

Trails seemed icy and muddy and not a great combo, so we walked around the Mount Hood golf course up in Melrose.

Added benefit, I put a worm in my brother-in-law's ear about "do you think the town would let you drive a sled and roller around?" Answer was "probably." He's on the City bike/ped committee and it's a small town, plus my sister runs with a Canadian friend who skis.

The only issue is the terrain would only allow for so much easy terrain, but there would be no problem putting an A climb in. Oh and, you know, snow, although several of the fairways held snow pretty well even today.
5 PM

Run 40:35 [1] 4.85 mi (8:22 / mi) +39m 8:10 / mi
ahr:178 max:195

Evening jogaroo.

Saturday Feb 27 #

8 AM

Trail Run 1:51:55 [1] 6.57 mi (17:02 / mi) +514m 13:42 / mi
ahr:148 max:217

Melanie wanted to run until her legs were tired/hurting; I wanted to run until the snow changed to rain.

Both of these took place at about the same time, and right near the end of our first loop. Nice snow running before that on microspikes. Glad we got out early. (Word from Jackson was that it was great, but a bit of a longer drive / some people can't go to NH, glad I went to Dublin yesterday.)

Friday Feb 26 #

5 PM

Ski 2:52:24 [1] 27.1 mi (6:22 / mi) +1116m 5:38 / mi
ahr:87 max:138

Traffic? Some traffic on the way to Dublin. WTF.

But the skiing was superb. Hardpack, great skating, would have been fine klister weather. Was concerned about the 45˚ temperature on the way (didn't turn the car heat on until I got past Nashua, and my boots had nicely dried out) but then it dropped to 28 by the top of the hill, so no worries. Stayed on the competition side and was thinking about a Birkie-length ski. It was fast enough. The sunset was unreal (bright red sky through the trees) and then headlamp skiing, nice to forget that there's a pandemic with no one around. Four laps of everything, then a lap of just the race trails, then some loops up top, then finishing it out. World Cup conditions on the downhills: edge of control and fast.

Go lectured about Friday nights something something by someone who wishes they could leave the state of Massachusetts. Don't worry, mud season cometh.

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