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Training Log Archive: danfoster

In the 7 days ending Feb 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  XC Skiing3 4:20:00 23.71(10:58) 38.15(6:49)
  Fat Biking2 2:52:00 14.49(11:52) 23.32(7:22)
  Total4 7:12:00 38.2(11:19) 61.48(7:02)

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Thursday Feb 11 #

XC Skiing 42:00 [3] 6.9 km (6:05 / km)

Lunchtime skate ski to a picnic table overlooking the beaver pond for a trailside lunch of leftover cheese and pepperoni on bagel. Despite all three caffeine groups for breakfast, this was a token effort and I'm overdue for a good night's sleep.

Fat Biking 42:00 [3] 4.0 mi (10:30 / mi)

All that morning caffeine seemed to finally kick in after dinner, so Jess and I did a quick spin on the fat bike. 80% of the trails are fully packed out, with the remainder impassable. The snow is deep enough now that you're riding down a trench, with pedal strikes against the side walls on sections where the snow hasn't slumped.

Wednesday Feb 10 #

Fat Biking 1:25:00 [3] 9.0 km (9:27 / km)

Fat biking with Jess in the fresh powder from yesterday's storm. Had to break trail on the North side, and the "car wash" trail had a single 5" line at the bottom of a crusty, foot-high v-shaped trough, and the whole thing was blown in with a few inches of powder. Any deviation from that 5" line took me immediately off the bike, and it was a struggle to get moving again. First pass through was >50% pushing. By the third pass, after airing down again and dropping the seat 2 inches, I was able to get through with only putting a foot in the deep snow every 10 pedal strokes or so. It could really use a visit with some snowshoes. The other north-side trails are completely untouched, and will need some serious snowshoe traffic to become rideable.

Should have worn gaiters - snow down my boots, down my back, completely covering the cockpit...

Fat Biking 45:00 [3] 4.9 mi (9:11 / mi)

Went back out at lunch time and grilled sausages in the swamp. Trails have been surprisingly chewed up in the couple hours since our morning ride.

Tuesday Feb 9 #

XC Skiing 1:53:00 [3] 10.1 mi (11:11 / mi)

5.9 mi skate ski in an hour, with a few laps around the west field to work on skate technique up a constant, gentle hill. Still feeling cooked from Monday. Snow started falling on my 4.2 mi classic ski, and it felt like I had the whole park to myself for the last 30 minutes.

Monday Feb 8 #

XC Skiing 1:45:00 [3] 15.0 km (7:00 / km)

1 hr skate ski at Great Brook, followed by 45 min classic ski. Liked it so much I went back and upgraded to a "season" pass. If I get two weeks of groomed skiing in this winter, I'll call that a successful season.

Stopped by the local chocolatier on the way home to stock up for Valentine's day, so total calories burned was probably around negative one million.

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