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Training Log Archive: ernst

In the 7 days ending Feb 6:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Classic Skiing4 5:19:42 23.88(13:23) 38.43(8:19) 357
  Trail running1 2:02:12 13.5(9:03) 21.73(5:37) 228
  Snow Shoveling 1 1:07:32 0.96(1:10:21) 1.54(43:43)
  Road Running2 1:06:15 9.52(6:58) 15.32(4:19) 143
  Skate Skiing1 1:02:08 7.14(8:42) 11.49(5:24)
  XC Skiing1 51:46 3.26(15:53) 5.25(9:52) 64
  Total10 11:29:35 58.26(11:50) 93.76(7:21) 792

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Saturday Feb 6 #

9 AM

Classic Skiing 2:30:26 [3] 11.33 mi (13:17 / mi) +128m 12:50 / mi
shoes: Atomic Waxless

On the trails: First around SH, then W Foss Farm around to Thompson Inn and back - had to explore them all!
Conditions excellent on 90% of the time. Crust was holding as long as I just floated but not stomped. Played around on the big fields, laying smooth tracks. J must have groomed all W F trails for fat biking. These were all very good for classic skiing. An epic day under a blue sky!
3 PM

Classic Skiing 28:51 [3] 1.99 mi (14:30 / mi) +64m 13:10 / mi
shoes: Atomic Waxless

Checking out the snow in the Hinterland
I had to deliver a pair of x-country skis for the grandson, so a good excuse to check the "family" trail. Snow was packed powder, but not crusty. Swell!

Friday Feb 5 #

8 AM

Road Running 38:46 [3] 5.51 mi (7:02 / mi) +68m 6:47 / mi
shoes: Altra gray (Torin 4)

Around the "block"
Cold and crusty, better to go for a run in the morning. Body is feeling strong enough to pound the pavement. That's good news. Hope it lasts.

I got to chat with orienteer Steve Tall, whom I caught up with right in front of my house. He happens to live 1/2 mile from me and wants to get involved in O-ing/ O organizing again. We compared what we knew about the various trail routes around the greater neighborhood and also O-maps, existing ones and future projects (eg Lee Town Forest). Sweet!

Thursday Feb 4 #

7 AM

Classic Skiing 1:12:09 [2] 5.55 mi (13:00 / mi) +98m 12:20 / mi
shoes: Atomic Waxless

Yesterday, on a walk w. Nancy, I notifced Jamie's ski track straigt from his house going S towards Littlejohn. So I went this morning to check this out. His tracks were fabulous, about 90% of the 5 miles. The rest had been obliterated by one or two hikers. It was fantastic skiing in the tracks. Otherwise it would have been miserable, with a 1/2 inch crust at the surface - no control on the downhills. Glad I took the waxless skis.
9 AM

Road Running 27:29 [4] 4.01 mi (6:51 / mi) +75m 6:29 / mi
shoes: Altra gray (Torin 4)

This was supposed to be a "cool down" from skiing. My legs were numb, so I did not know what I was doing. Noticed the fast pace after the first mile on the uphills, then decided to push the rest. Quite exhausted afterwards.

Wednesday Feb 3 #

7 AM

Classic Skiing 1:08:16 [2] 5.01 mi (13:38 / mi) +67m 13:05 / mi
shoes: Atomic Cross Cap

Classic Ski on my (skinny) trainer Atomics.
Tracked trails are just perfect now. Went halfway into CW, schussing down tome steeps. Kick improved after warmup (my body and the air temperature).
I tracked an additional connector and part of Electr. Av. Nice!

Tuesday Feb 2 #

8 AM

Snow Shoveling (snow "moving' ) 1:07:32 [1] 0.96 mi (1:10:21 / mi)

Cars, deck, then walkways.
8 inches of moderately heavy snow, that clumps just enough to move it efficiently onto piles with the sleigh shovel. Always a good workout!
1 PM

XC Skiing 51:46 [2] 3.26 mi (15:53 / mi) +64m 14:58 / mi
shoes: L.L. Bean Tele

Around Spruce Hole. Nice that folks come out and ski and snowshoe the trails. Made some new tracks and used some existing ones. I attempted to follow what looked to be a UNH skier who tried to balance on his skinny skis. I could not quite keep up with him in my heavy gear, but I managed to reconstitute the tracks that he messed up a little. Had to cut it short due to stickiness as there was some sleet in the air and temps just hovering around the freezing point.

Monday Feb 1 #

9 AM

Trail running 2:02:12 [3] 13.5 mi (9:03 / mi) +228m 8:36 / mi
shoes: Altra gray (Torin 4)

Littlejohn to Newmarket in PERFECT trail conditions!
Love it! 1/2 inch of snow - no ice! Waterholes solidly frozen over. And I got my February 1/2 that I have not signed up for crossed off..... Needed to get it done, now on to snow dealings....

Sunday Jan 31 #

10 AM

Skate Skiing 1:02:08 [2] 7.14 mi (8:42 / mi)
shoes: Atomic Skate RS9

Another round of Skate Skiing on the river.
Snow was faster (warmer) than yesterday. Almost felt effortless until I noticed that one of my pole tips was missing. Probably from yanking the pole too hard into the ice on my two forays into the main river branch, as I was practicing a switch technique: 1 V1 1V2 1V1 etc. This switches sides each time and is extremely relaxing once you get the shoulder quick switch figured out. Just a fun variation to try when the snow is just a tad too slow for all V2.
There goes another of the legendary Estonian poles from 1992!

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