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Training Log Archive: ernst

In the 7 days ending Mar 17, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  XC Skiing6 3:47:34 9.45(24:05) 15.21(14:58) 115
  Skate Skiing1 3:46:43 31.5(7:12) 50.69(4:28) 1260
  Snow Shoveling 3 1:55:00
  Road Running2 1:04:29 7.88(8:11) 12.68(5:05) 90
  Total12 10:33:46 48.83 78.58 1465

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Saturday Mar 17, 2018 #

10 AM

Skate Skiing warm up/down 12:00 [2] 1.0 mi (12:00 / mi)
shoes: Rossi Xium Skate

Warming up with Jud. The wind was fierce in the stadium, so we stayed in the woods and skied a little faster to really warm up. Temps around 15.

Skate Skiing race 3:34:43 [3] 30.5 mi (7:02 / mi) +1260m 6:14 / mi
shoes: Rossi Xium Skate

Lake Placid Loppet. They had received 2.5 feet of snow over the last two weeks. Most of it still fresh powder. A very hilly course, with steep ups and steep downs. The 1980's Olympic men's course - designed before homologation guidelines. The very steep ups were pretty well chewed up by the second loop, and the glide was poor due to cold temperatures. (had waxed LF 6). I jo-jo'd back and forth with a couple of guys - they left me in the dust on the downhills, I passed them on the uphills. They were heavier and possibly had some magic HF powders. Second loop was tough, quads/thigh area was near cramping, but I ingested a powergel and each feed stop (every 5 k) on the second loop, and worked diligently on relaxing my legs.

Got third in the 60-69 each class, (another medal!). Larry Costantino, the ski orienteer, got second with a large margin to me. He was close to the mystery winner from Jackson Hole, WY. Haven't talked with Larry for a while, so we had a short but sweet conversation walking away from the podium. Following me was a group of 3 60-69'ers within the next 4 minutes. Lucky me!

Note: This was 1 minute faster than the Rumford Marathon, same distance same climb, but Rumford was hardpacked with much mellower and smaller hills. I am pleased with today's time, given the soft conditions.
Definitely more wiped out though. This is a very tough race.

Friday Mar 16, 2018 #

11 AM

XC Skiing 39:00 [2] 1.71 mi (22:48 / mi) +20m 22:00 / mi
shoes: Karhu BC Tele Skis

Around Spruce Hole for a short ski. Slow going - still a lot of trees hanging low - tried to free a bunch of them along the way.

Thursday Mar 15, 2018 #

7 AM

Road Running 21:57 [2] 2.51 mi (8:45 / mi) +20m 8:32 / mi
shoes: On Cloud grey-black

Early morning jog. Very easy pace, try not to get sore before the Loppet. Around the "block" counter clockwise.
10 AM

XC Skiing 35:00 [2] 1.08 mi (32:25 / mi) +15m 31:04 / mi
shoes: Karhu BC Tele Skis

Tracking # 3. Yesterday's sunny day obscured the tracks, but easy to reconstitute. One year old grandson Oliver in my shoulder pack. He fell asleep after about the first third. Needs to be faster and more thrilling to keep him awake.
11 AM

XC Skiing 22:06 [2] 1.06 mi (20:51 / mi) +15m 19:58 / mi
shoes: Karhu BC Tele Skis

Tracking # 4. Then out again. Now considerably warmer (40) and crust has turned to slushy in places. Tracks are good.

Wednesday Mar 14, 2018 #

11 AM

XC Skiing 30:00 [1] 1.0 mi (30:00 / mi) +15m 28:40 / mi
shoes: Karhu BC Tele Skis

Tracking # 2. With Nancy. It's a 1 mile loop by Spruce Hole
12 PM

Snow Shoveling 40:00 [1]

Digging out the cars. Shoveling a track to the woodshed. Shoveling the S porch so that snow falling from roof will not lead to a collapse. Snow is heavy. "Throwing blocks with small shovel"

Tuesday Mar 13, 2018 #

11 AM

XC Skiing 1:20:28 [2] 3.56 mi (22:36 / mi) +40m 21:50 / mi
shoes: Karhu BC Tele Skis

Tracking Part 1. Around Spruce Hole. I stopped many times (30 perhaps) to "relieve" trees that had limb tips buried in the snow crust. Also many pine trees were just hanging low covered with old and new snow. They needed a bit of a banging with the pole. This is the March 13 NorEaster!

Monday Mar 12, 2018 #

Snow Shoveling 30:00 [1]

More of the same: lifting wet blocks of snow and throw them away from where they are a nuisance. At this point it is just making room for the the next storm,. Also did a bit of roof raking to facilitate snow sliding off the solar panels.

Sunday Mar 11, 2018 #

8 AM

XC Skiing 21:00 [2] 1.04 mi (20:11 / mi) +10m 19:36 / mi
shoes: Karhu BC Tele Skis

Trying the snow in Durham. Pretty crappy. Light crust on top, soft to heavy underneath, many trees bent down over the trees.
12 PM

Snow Shoveling 45:00 [1]

Digging out the Honda and around to the wood shed. It felt like lifting cement blocks. Very heavy snow! Skiing strength build-up came in handy.
5 PM

Road Running 42:32 [3] 5.37 mi (7:55 / mi) +70m 7:37 / mi
shoes: On Cloud grey-black

Need to get into road running again (Great Bay 1/2 coming in 4 weeks). Ran the block, incl. Surrey, plus an out and back over Wednesday Hill. Feet felt better than before - I am using 2 pairs of socks.

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