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Training Log Archive: Ari-o

In the 7 days ending Mar 23, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Ski3 4:17:16 37.2(6:55) 59.87(4:18) 1007
  Run2 1:31:09 11.1(8:13) 17.86(5:06) 91
  Total5 5:48:25 48.3(7:13) 77.73(4:29) 1098

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Saturday Mar 23, 2019 #

6 PM

Ski 41:33 [1] 5.3 mi (7:50 / mi) +145m 7:14 / mi

Well … EVERYONE else is up in Quebec, skiing and cheering, or cheering and skiing. I couldn't have gone up until Friday afternoon, probably with Jess, and it would have been a lot of travel, and I have a thesis to write in all.

Also, the family wanted to do a ski weekend, and today is the parents' anniversary. And Craftsbury was calling, and is about 4 hours closer. And the snow here is … amazing. Left a lot later than planned, since my sister ran 22 this morning. So we didn't get to hit the trails until 6:30, and it was amazing. Short town loop, snow dripping off the trees, blue kick, you'd think it was January except that it was light until 7:30.

Tomorrow should be amazing. Then we're going gravity skiing at Jay on Monday.

Happy spring!

Thursday Mar 21, 2019 #

6 PM

Run 46:33 [1] 5.6 mi (8:19 / mi) +36m 8:09 / mi

I want to hold a secret race across the Longfellow on the downstream side from Boston to Cambridge, looping under, back across it on the upstream side and then across the Appleton Bridge to the Community Boating boathouse.

So I ran it today. 1 mile even. Would be fun.

Rest of the run was nice.

Tuesday Mar 19, 2019 #

6 PM

Ski 14:46 [1] 2.4 mi (6:09 / mi) +32m 5:55 / mi

Out with John in very little traffic. Skiing was pretty okay all things considered. Fresh grooming, which of course froze in to ruts.

Ski 27:01 [3] 6.1 mi (4:26 / mi) +76m 4:16 / mi

Out with John and John in the lead, and we pretty quickly got ahead of the field. Which was nice, because conditions were sketchy enough that no one wanted to push the pace too much. Fell off the back a couple of times on Mount Weston, but came in to the transition with the Johns.

And then … I couldn't get my skis back on. They skied away as I cursed, and I never closed the gap. John S gapped John S (wait, damnit. Sakolowsky gapped Swain) and I kept pace with Swain, but 10s behind. No one near me, and I went from high L3 to low L3 it turns out. A couple herring bone strokes on the top of Mount Weston, because I was concerned with breaking poles, too.

It was fast, at least.

Ski 25:52 [1] 3.7 mi (6:59 / mi) +47m 6:44 / mi

There were beers for the winners (well, the finishers) and I figured what a better way to close out Weston than ski around drinking a beer.

This was a good idea.

John was driving home, too.

Monday Mar 18, 2019 #

10 AM

Run 44:36 [1] 5.5 mi (8:07 / mi) +55m 7:52 / mi

I gave a paper copy of my very in-progress thesis to my advisor to read while he is away this week. I got a call on Sunday morning: he had read and commented on it and left it in his mailbox in Brighton and would I go pick it up before the mail came Monday and his neighbor took it in.

So that was fine, and I headed over to Brighton figuring it would be a 4 mile run. Well, it wound up being more, and when I got there, there was no mail to be seen. Not sure if the mail was delivered early and taken in, or if the neighbor had taken it in yesterday.

So, at least I got a nice run in.

Sunday Mar 17, 2019 #

12 PM

Ski 1:36:30 [1] 12.1 mi (7:59 / mi) +435m 7:10 / mi

Up to WV with Andy for some skiing. It was actually powder conditions, so on went the wax and we had pretty decent kick. Up to the top of Snows, down and up Cascade, which hadn't been groomed but was in good shape, with a dusting of snow on top of the hardpack. Those corners are always fun. Then back up Snows, down Beanbender, no wax left, so that hill was a little struggly, but a nice cruise down. Saw Olga and Carina coming up, lots of CSUers.

Ski 51:34 [1] 7.6 mi (6:47 / mi) +272m 6:06 / mi

Then up Tripoli, switching to skating, but striding probably would have been fine since it is mostly shaded and hadn't glazed up really at all. Surprisingly snow with the dusting of new snow going up, and not scary fast going down. Andy was going to buy a pair of rock fishscale skis for his cabin, so I said I'd ski down and meet him at the car after he bought his skis.

Of course, I got there first.

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