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Training Log Archive: Ari-o

In the 7 days ending Mar 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Ski (AT)2 2:37:23 8.08(19:29) 13.0(12:06) 1272
  Trail Run2 1:50:56 9.82(11:18) 15.8(7:01) 433
  Ski2 1:17:26 14.39(5:23) 23.16(3:21) 193
  Run2 1:10:27 8.45(8:20) 13.6(5:11) 78
  Bicycle1 37:41 5.58(6:45) 8.98(4:12) 106
  Total7 7:33:53 46.32(9:48) 74.54(6:05) 2081

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Saturday Mar 20 #

7 AM

Bicycle 37:41 [1] 5.58 mi (6:45 / mi) +106m 6:23 / mi

So so so … I signed up this week for the Tuckerman Inferno. Another "Ari signs up for a race a the last minute" like the 100 miler, and since I was the last to sign up, I was the last to start (albeit with the relay teams behind). Without having to find a whitewater kayak, it gets significantly simpler. Finding a fat bike was tricky, though, Lincoln had an extra one which was not at all sized for me, so the fat bike portion was not the fastest I've ever biked. I think the tires were too soft, but since it was my zeroth time on a fat bike, well, nevertheless, I persisted.

Ski 33:40 [1] 6.22 mi (5:25 / mi) +100m 5:09 / mi

But then I got to ski! Sam EB smoked around the course in like 23 minutes but a) that was all he was doing (part of a relay team) and b) that includes transition and, oh, c) he's really fast. But most of the people here were not, so I made up some time. I probably passed about half of the field, some of whom were struggling. I skied in my classic boots since I had biked in them and snowshoe ran in them and they're fine for a 10k. Enough cover on the trails to keep it fun.

Trail Run 46:00 [1] 3.3 mi (13:56 / mi) +212m 11:37 / mi

The snowshoe run was … a snowshoe run? It was mostly solid, then post-holey from time to time. I was dehydrated and not feeling particularly well for this bit, and definitely could have run faster, but I was by this time trying not to destroy my legs knowing what lay ahead.
8 AM

Ski (AT) 2:15:00 [1] 6.27 mi (21:32 / mi) +1035m 14:14 / mi
ahr:99 max:177

This was the AT ski part of the adventure, and these might post out of order (edit: figured this out, just change the time on this one), but it was the longest part, so here it is. Lincoln and the race organizers had water for me, which was good, since I had forgotten water. I then began the trudge up the Tux trail. It was trudgy, and I can see why people pay real money for lightweight equipment. Just past HoJos, we were still on the Tux trail, which became decidedly bootpacky, and off came the skis onto the backpack. Josie Fisher (formerly of NP) and then Jess came running by down. Oh, good, all I had to do was some bootpacking and then downhill to catch them.

Beautiful day up in the bowl. Cold and windy but sunny, and the snow was sort of powdery. First we booted up Lobster Claw, and at the top I took my time to reset, a fast transitioner came by and he knew how to ski downhill. I was able to manage, at least, and made my turns as need be. Then it was up Right Gully. The bootpack was a bit more manageable, and then the descent was maybe a bit easier? Both had a tough first turn. Watched some people come down the headwall, not sure I'm ready for that.

But that wasn't on the course. The little headwall had melted enough that we were running down the trail, which was less fun but more fun than coming up, and then my tired legs had a powder-ice-corn ride down the Sherbie to a beer in the parking lot.

Anyway, this was a lot of fun, but maybe the kind of fun I am going to do once.

Friday Mar 19 #

6 PM

Ski (AT) 22:23 [1] 1.81 mi (12:22 / mi) +237m 8:47 / mi
ahr:140 max:194

Did not want to wait for the "race" or pizza (well, I did, but I wanted to get back to where I was staying before 9) so I instead did the "tour" which was popular. Not a lot of snow on Black. No need to do more than this to remind myself how to after a few weeks off.

Thursday Mar 18 #

12 PM

Run 29:52 [1] 3.57 mi (8:22 / mi) +30m 8:09 / mi
ahr:173 max:190


Wednesday Mar 17 #

2 PM

Trail Run 1:04:56 [1] 6.52 mi (9:58 / mi) +221m 9:01 / mi
ahr:165 max:209

Afternoon trail run with sister in the Fells. Only got a bit lost. Also forgot water, luckily it was cool.

Tuesday Mar 16 #

7 PM

Ski 10:02 [1] 1.61 mi (6:14 / mi) +24m 5:57 / mi
ahr:98 max:117

Apparently my watch didn't stop the time during the awards, where I was given beer. Used to be a time I won the 30s age group just by showing up.

Costume was "bright things I have in my car" which are a bunch of bright things!

Ski 17:36 [4] 3.89 mi (4:31 / mi) +42m 4:23 / mi
ahr:60 max:70

Snow was decidedly good an Westony for the race. Hard and cold and icy and fast. I felt better this week having not skied 100k the day before, and pushed a bit harder without wobbly legs. Still a longer-than-2k course to ski on, including Mount Weston. They're planning a race next week but I think I'm probably done. 60 and sunny might be less fun/more waterski.

Ski 16:08 [1] 2.67 mi (6:03 / mi) +27m 5:52 / mi
ahr:63 max:102

Two laps to close it out.

Monday Mar 15 #

5 PM

Run 40:35 [1] 4.88 mi (8:19 / mi) +48m 8:04 / mi
ahr:174 max:191

Late afternoon jogaroo, now with more sun. Windy and cold, but really not bad.

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