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Training Log Archive: ernst

In the 7 days ending Jan 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Classic Skiing6 5:25:07 27.17(11:58) 43.73(7:26) 655
  Skate Skiing2 2:19:23 13.57(10:16) 21.84(6:23) 520
  Road Running1 40:11 5.01(8:01) 8.06(4:59) 35
  Total9 8:24:41 45.75(11:02) 73.63(6:51) 1210

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Saturday Jan 20 #

9 AM

Classic Skiing warm up/down 12:00 [1] 0.7 mi (17:08 / mi)
shoes: Rossi Xium Classic

Testing Skis. Bizarre Weather: Forecast was for ~ 32 F but still only 21 F, 45 minutes before start. By start the temps had risen to 33F . Tracks were packed with icy blotches appearing, so I knew I needed klister. Quickly smeared a layer of Universal onto skis in the car (keeping things warm) and was just ready in time. Shedded one layer of clothing and off to the start.
10 AM

Classic Skiing race 1:50:24 [4] 14.83 mi (7:27 / mi) +330m 6:58 / mi
shoes: Rossi Xium Classic

Jackson "30 km". They cut it short again this year. Fine with me and everyone I talked to. I was happy to have good kick up the Yodel and over the Wave etc. the first loop. It deteriorated in the second, as temps further climbed to about 38 F. But worse: Coming out of the first loop onto the Eagle fields: Brutal wind gusts were blasting out of Carter Notch - there were 4 switchbacks over the fields - one direction was smack into the wind - I could not move, not double poling, not kicking - it just threw me out of any rhythm. Towards the end I was able to just lean forward like a ski jumper and try to keep a kick and glide going - that was extremely exhausting. Then after the switch it was spreading out the sails and glide with the wind. A good workout, and in the end, it felt good. I chased a 17 yr old down the wave - she definitely had a bit more umph on the double pole, and finished just before me. I ended up beating several of my rivals, probably due to my klister bister.

Friday Jan 19 #

8 AM

Classic Skiing 30:35 [2] 2.19 mi (13:58 / mi) +30m 13:24 / mi
shoes: Karhu BC Tele Skis

Morning ski, slightly frozen - still taking the Tele skis, to get the tracks in better shape. Just an easy classic ski the day before the first race.

Thursday Jan 18 #

6 PM

Classic Skiing 1:15:00 [2] 4.19 mi (17:54 / mi) +85m 16:50 / mi
shoes: Karhu BC Tele Skis

About 6 new inches from yesterday. Snow still fresh although temps rose to slightly above freezing today. Tracking around Spruce Hole, incl. the long N loops over logged hill. Slow going but very pleasant. Calm, getting colder.

Wednesday Jan 17 #

1 PM

Skate Skiing 1:07:05 [3] 7.37 mi (9:06 / mi) +240m 8:16 / mi
shoes: Atomic Skate RS9

At Morse Farm on our way back home. Same conditions as Smuggs except their base was thinner. All nicely groomed after the rain event. First on "maple" then all but one loops across the road - then back. I could have skied another half hour, but did not want to be too wiped out for driving home in the snow storm.

Tuesday Jan 16 #

11 AM

Skate Skiing 1:12:18 [3] 6.2 mi (11:40 / mi) +280m 10:14 / mi
shoes: Atomic Skate RS9

Another inch of new snow here at Smuggs. So I tried the "Grand Tour": up the reservoir, then back then counter clockwise around the "logging" trails to top of housing, down the hemlock, back up the W side and around the country road and back. I skied off tracks whenever there was room for it. Hard work on the uphills! Skis seemed slower as it was warmer (24). I had waxed for colder.
2 PM

Classic Skiing 52:08 [2] 3.76 mi (13:52 / mi) +170m 12:09 / mi
shoes: Rossi Xium Classic

After a lunch and a quick waxing, out for a classic loop. Up the east s of housing to top of zip line, then down country road, and up and down the connectors on the W side. I loved the "Walk". This would be a great area for Ski-O, especially if it could be custom groomed.

Monday Jan 15 #

2 PM

Classic Skiing 45:00 [1] 1.5 mi (30:00 / mi) +40m 27:42 / mi
shoes: Rossi Xium Classic

Exploring trails at Smugglers' Notch w. Nancy. Cold (~ 10 F) but sunny day. Just playing around, had to ski back and forth to keep from freezing. The area's groomer (snow mobile) was broken, but it did not matter: 2 inches of light powder on top of the natural base produced by rain, freezing and snow did not require any grooming. You could ski anywhere: classic, or skate, or tele, on and off trail.

Sunday Jan 14 #

3 PM

Road Running 40:11 [3] 5.01 mi (8:01 / mi) +35m 7:51 / mi
shoes: New Balance Road

Had to try running, now that most of the snow is gone, (Lots in our yard still but the cover is seriously disconnected because of the incredible blowing and drifting). Around "the block" with forays into Surrey, and up Wednesday Hill. Felt very uneasy the first mile after what seemed a month long hiatus (not quite true). Took, me 8:51, then gradually getting better at 8:25, followed by around 7:35 miles which is not bad. Also not too exhausted afterwards.

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