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Training Log Archive: randallxski

In the 7 days ending Jan 28, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Skate Skiing3 6:30:00 6.84 11.0
  Ski Orienteering2 5:04:07 26.97(11:17) 43.4(7:00)36 /38c94%
  Snow Shoveling4 55:00
  Total7 12:29:07 33.8 54.436 /38c94%

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Sunday Jan 28, 2007 #


ESGQ: Biathlon @ Rochester Brooks Gun Club

Ski Orienteering race (CNYO Bear Swamp: Blue) 1:24:10 [4] *** 14.2 km (5:56 / km)
spiked:14/15c shoes: Salomon 9.1 Skate 1999?

Arrived early to ensure there was enough time for 2 courses.

After a brief consultation with the race organizer, I decided to scrape the summer wax off my classic skis and apply some kick wax. I'm not a big fan of classic skiing, but they probably would have saved me 15-20 minutes on yesterday's blue course. Glide was slow, and kick was weak. In retrospect, there were areas where I was thankful of the kick, and areas where I wish I had skating skis.

I had never seen the map before, and it was confusing around the start area. The start triangle overlapped 2 trails, making it unclear where they intersect the main trail. I lost a bit of time by going down the road rather than a trail that was a better route choice.


Ski Orienteering race (CNYO Bear Swamp: Green) 58:17 [3] *** 8.8 km (6:37 / km)
spiked:10/10c shoes: Salomon 9.1 Skate 1999?

After 15 minutes to eat, drink, and put on dry clothes, I went back out on the green course. I chose skating skis for this one, knowing that I'd get a good double-pole workout. All of the controls were the same, but some were in a different order.

I took the skis off for a few of the longer climbs. I took one spill that took a few minutes to get my skis off get untangled from the branches.

Saturday Jan 27, 2007 #

Snow Shoveling (0.5") 15:00 [3]

Ski Orienteering race (CNYO Hammond Hill: Blue) 1:49:36 [4] *** 13.2 km (8:18 / km)
spiked:6/7c shoes: Salomon 9.1 Skate 1999?

Ugh. A painful experience. Deep snow, narrow trails, and skate skis. Right from the start, it was double-poling most of the way through the first 4 controls. The roads that are usually well-packed by snowmobiles had barely been used.

I felt tired and uncoordinated. It was a humbling day. I'm quite sure that classic would have been substantially faster than skating. There were significant areas where I ran rather than skied. I should have run more.


Ski Orienteering race (CNYO Hammond Hill: Green) 52:04 [4] *** 7.2 km (7:14 / km)
spiked:6/6c shoes: Salomon 9.1 Skate 1999?

Followed up the Blue course with this one after about 10 minutes to get dry gloves, drink, and take a gel. This course was fast and easy. I ran most of the way to the first control (I should have done that the first time!), but then skied once I got to the woods trail. It was still uphill most of the way to 1, and was pretty brutal. The double-poling from 2 to 3 was tough as well. I got passed by a classic skier on that uphill (Charlie).

Friday Jan 26, 2007 #

Skate Skiing (Mendon) 1:30:00 [3]
shoes: Salomon 9.1 Skate 1999?

4:30 PM. 17 degrees.
Parked near north meadow and skated down to Quaker Pond. Went around the pond once, then came back and did a few laps around the north meadow area.

Concentrated on weight transfer and forward lean with V2.

Thursday Jan 25, 2007 #

Snow Shoveling (10") 10:00 [3]


I couldn't bring myself to ski in 7 degrees at Mendon. I didn't even go back out to play volleyball tonight.

Snow Shoveling (another 3") 10:00 [3]

Wednesday Jan 24, 2007 #

Snow Shoveling (.5") 10:00 [3]

Skate Skiing (Mount Pittsford intervals) 2:00:00 [4] 11.0 km (10:55 / km)
shoes: Salomon 9.1 Skate 1999?

5:45 PM. 25 degrees.
1.5 lap warm-up (~1.5K/lap)
5x 1 lap interval
1 lap cool-down

Tuesday Jan 23, 2007 #

Skate Skiing (Mendon) 3:00:00 [3]
shoes: Salomon 9.1 Skate 1999?

5PM. 29 degrees. Light wind.
Skied around North Meadow for an hour waiting for other people to show up. Once they came, I lost them somewhere. Ran into Vinny several times, and he never found the group either. I crossed the road and followed tracks down to Pond Road, then decided to just to Quaker Pond. It was in great good I did a second loop. I turned off the headlamp for the second loop, trying to work more on balance. I got back to the North Meadow, and everyone was gone except Vinny!


I continued icing my knee today, and that really seemed to help. My kneecap is still quite sore to touch, but thankfully it doesn't hurt to ski.

Monday Jan 22, 2007 #

Snow Shoveling (1") 10:00 [3]


Left knee was still bothering me quite a bit, so I skipped skiing and just went to the ROC board meeting.

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