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Training Log Archive: bensmith

In the 7 days ending Apr 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:32:57 4.03 6.48 199
  Backcountry skiing1 1:22:38 4.39(18:49) 7.07(11:41) 279
  Cycling2 1:03:13 11.97(11.4/h) 19.27(18.3/h) 144
  Running1 58:29 7.08(8:16) 11.39(5:08) 128
  Total6 5:57:17 27.47 44.21 750

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Sunday Apr 11 #

10 AM

Running 58:29 [3] 11.39 km (5:08 / km) +128m 4:52 / km
ahr:142 max:165 shoes: on Cloudflow Red/Purple

Along the beaches to PSP, up East Canyon, then back via roads. Went steady for the first half, then increased the pace for a progression run. Felt great towards the end.
2 PM

Cycling 12:28 [2] 4.22 km (20.3 kph) +48m

To and from Spikeball in the park. Haven't played since last summer, but picked it up again quite quickly.

Saturday Apr 10 #

12 PM

Backcountry skiing 1:22:38 [2] 7.07 km (11:41 / km) +279m 9:46 / km

Took my fat skis out on Hollyburn. I chose a slightly silly route on the way down that had too many flat / slightly uphill sections, which are really noticeable on downhill skis. Still a fun little outing.

Friday Apr 9 #

5 PM

Orienteering 1:17:57 [3] 6.48 km (12:02 / km) +199m 10:26 / km
ahr:151 max:164 shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 275 Black

I've wanted to orienteer in the snow for a while, so I made myself a Foot-O course on the Hollyburn map. This year is perfect for it as there's still 2m+ of snow up there, but the Nordic area has closed already so we're able to run off-trail (and don't have to wear snowshoes).

I added the snowshoe trails to the regular Ski-O map (using strava heatmaps), and they turned out to be pretty accurate. They're not super visible any more, but you can definitely follow them when you're on them.

I ran in micro-spikes and chose straight-is-great route choices. That got pretty steep at times, and I was doing some hands-and-feet ascents, but I never lost too much traction. Some of the subtler contour features were lost in the snow, but the map worked far better than I anticipated.

It had snowed 15cm today, so it was hard work breaking trail. I had a blast up there though. I've emailed the course to the Night-O mailing list, so hopefully some other folks can enjoy it too.

Thursday Apr 8 #

12 PM

Cycling 50:45 [2] 15.05 km (17.8 kph) +96m

To and from lunch with a friend.

Tuesday Apr 6 #

6 PM

Orienteering 1:15:00 [1]
shoes: on Cloudflow Red/Purple

Coaching OAK. I've got 7 older kids (~ grade 7) and they are WILD. Gonna be an interesting 8 weeks trying to get them to learn anything.

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