Running1:22:31 10.58 km (7:48 / km) +275m6:54 / km ahr:144 max:168
Run with Alexander (the other 3/5 of the running group bailed, but we bailed last time so I guess that evens things out). We skipped the intervals and went exploring instead. Some good steep banks, ponds, roads and trails. Really nice to get out.
This day disappeared faster than expected - a good chunk of the day not in class was spent moving around furniture for my landlord (not logged as strength - I actually did some strength), and the rest on various school assignments. Will be better tomorrow with our scheduled interval session.
Finally finished up the XC Skiing BC Champs maps. Now back to school work, deciding whether or not to apply for JWOC (and writing the application if I do), and maybe (finally) starting my next Toronto map later in the week.
On another random note, it seems my flag counter has disappeared for some reason. I opted not to sign up for an account when I created it, so all that data is lost. Oh well I suppose - might set another up at some point.
Skiing - Classic1:44:34 20.24 km (5:10 / km) +396m4:42 / km ahr:153 max:176
Really really nice classic ski up at Kelowna Nordic in which the grip wax did not work, then it did work, and then it did not work again.
The entire valley is fogged in by this really miserable gloomy cloud that is hovering about 100m above the valley bottom making the day rather miserable.
But up at the ski hill it was a stunningly beautiful day.
Little White mountain towards the right of the image
Got a bit of a later start to the ski then I meant to, got halfway up to the hill and realized I forgot my skis, so oops. Oh well - I didn't want to do that lab today anyways.
So I guess the moral of the story is if you are feeling low, get up high?
Spent much of the day working on Course Maps for the Cross Country Skiing BC Champs at Larch Hills in early March. Most of the way through it now - have all my lines done in OpenO Mapper, just finished getting all my course stats and elevation profiles produced (mixture of QGIS and Excel with some manual edits to fix the chunk that isn't covered by the DEM (and a couple of glitches in the DEM)). Now just need to combine the two data sets together tomorrow and make it look pretty.
Running1:01:57 8.78 km (7:03 / km) +275m6:06 / km ahr:148 max:173
Nice run on the upper part of the Mission Creek Greenway. Really busy at first with a lot of dogs, but apparently they do not go more than 1.5km up the trail. Although maybe its because that is where the climb starts that they turn around. Lots of practice with up and down steep slippery (icy) stairs on that part - good fun.
Really glad I wore the spiked Arctic Talons - trail was a frozen sheet of ice for the most part.
Foot held up well throughout the run.
Cool hill along the run with interesting layering of rock. Has a fancy name, just can't remember it right now. According to the sign it is unique in the world, except one similar formation in New Zeeland.
When biologists get bored...
Random pond at the side of the trail with a nice reflection and some melting ice that looked kinda cool
Cut about five minutes from the run time when I was playing around with my phone camera.
Skiing - Skate1:35:20 18.5 km (5:09 / km) +229m4:51 / km ahr:152 max:175
Skiing up at Kelowna Nordic. Started out with the mays, but pace was too fast for me, so dropped off the back and cut it a little short.
Bad news: I am not in shape, and am still recovering from the last bit of this cold. Good news: Foot never got above a 1 on the pain scale. I made it through 12 hours of labs this week - now I just have to go write them up (and do the prelabs, etc.).