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Training Log Archive: miclaraia

In the 7 days ending Feb 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Climbing2 3:45:00
  Nordic Ski2 3:30:46 29.83(7:04) 48.0(4:23) 182
  Running4 2:40:05 19.66(8:09) 31.64(5:04) 301
  Total8 9:55:51 49.49 79.64 483

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Sunday Feb 4 #

9 AM

Nordic Ski race 2:23:31 [5] 38.0 km (3:47 / km) +182m 3:41 / km
ahr:148 max:191

The Loppet ski marathon. It was suuuper cold, I'm pretty sure I got minor frost bite (again) in a couple spots on my fingertips and face. This was my first real ski marathon, seeing that the last few loppets and even the last Birkie were cancelled or significantly shortened, so I'm pretty happy with my result. 10/29 in my age group and 135/492 overall.

I think I took the first section out way too fast again. I was trying to conserve my energy somewhat, but I was also doing my best to stick with this guy that I latched onto pretty early on. I lost him after we crossed into South Wirth because I had to stop and force blood back into my thumbs before they froze. The rest of the race, until I got to the lakes, I was doing a pretty good job of just cruising with good form, but then the last 8-10k my form started falling apart. I didn't quite have the energy to generate enough power to sustain a V2, so I kept falling back into V2 alternate and some strokes of V1.

I started the race with two buffs, which froze around 15k in, so I pulled out a third one from my pocket to protect my neck and face for the rest of my face. The third buff froze and became useless around 32k though. This was the first time I ever tried using moleskin on my cheeks and nose, and I think it did a pretty good job so I might use it again in the future for extra cold races.

The last section of the race was miserable. We passed right by the finish area and had to do a ~7k loop around Lake Bde Maka Ska (formerly lake Calhoun). Throughout most of the race we were protected from the wind by the trees, but here we were finally fully exposed. I had to stop a couple times on the lake to try and warm my face back up.

Saturday Feb 3 #


Ice Climbing!

Friend from climb team took 4 of us ice climbing today. It was super awesome, and I was able to figure out the technique by the end of it. We went to Sandstone, where they usually farm ice early in the winter, but someone came out climbing this season and turned off the water, after which the hoses all froze. So the lines were apparently a thinner than normal, but we still found some good climbing.

Brought soup for lunch, which was a fantastic decision given the seasonably cold temperatures.

Quote of the day: "Kick like you poo and throw like you screw"

Friday Feb 2 #

5 PM

Running 48:39 [3] 10.38 km (4:41 / km) +42m 4:36 / km
ahr:151 max:166

Thursday Feb 1 #

2 PM

Nordic Ski 1:07:15 [3] 10.0 km (6:44 / km)
ahr:81 max:95

9 PM

Climbing 2:00:00 [1]

Endurance on ropes, 4 laps on a 5.8. Then we played the game and 5ish minutes of core at the end.

Wednesday Jan 31 #

8 AM

Running hills 35:39 [4] 6.44 km (5:32 / km) +126m 5:03 / km
ahr:147 max:183

Tuesday Jan 30 #

8 AM

Running 33:39 [3] 7.08 km (4:45 / km) +42m 4:37 / km
ahr:146 max:169

9 PM

Climbing 1:45:00 [1]

Projected a V6 some more, I can get most of the route now until the crossover to the crimp and heel hook.

Monday Jan 29 #

8 AM

Running intervals 42:08 [4] 7.74 km (5:27 / km) +91m 5:08 / km
ahr:159 max:181

6x4 minutes by the river. The trail was in terrible condition, people started breaking a trail through the snow but it iced their footprints, and now we've got arctic air over the cities again.

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