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Training Log Archive: Torino

In the 7 days ending Jan 28, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Skateskiing2 2:23:51 10.5(13:42) 16.9(8:31) 350
  Running2 1:39:21 7.57(13:08) 12.18(8:10) 68
  Yoga1 45:00
  Ski touring1 44:46 1.92(23:16) 3.1(14:28) 126
  Downhill skiing1 41:30 7.01(5:55) 11.28(3:41) 1779
  Total7 6:14:28 27.0 43.45 2323

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Sunday Jan 28, 2018 #

11 AM

Downhill skiing 41:30 [1] 11.28 km (3:41 / km) +1779m 2:03 / km
ahr:78 max:101

Tried this just for fun on my new Garmin (Vivofit) watch. Don't know how it measured but I was actually out for a little over 2 hours as I only had a ticket for 2 hours.
Nice, little ski area in the Jura in Les Savagnières 30 min from home.
2 PM

Ski touring 44:46 [2] 3.1 km (14:28 / km) +126m 12:01 / km
ahr:99 max:124

Tried my (new) ski touring equipment as I wasn't really sure how to get in the binding, change from skiing to walking, etc., as i had forgotten and it actually was a bit tricky, Urs had to help. Also needed to readjust the new shoes. This set is so light and easy to climb with, it's a joy. (But as we had no snow last year, I didn't even use them once.) However, I realized that we had forgotten the skins ;'-/)), and I decided to climb anyway as the snow was pretty warm and sticky. It was fun to do it and get the feel for ski touring again.
I could change back into skiing mode and went back down, but I had to adjust the technique as these skis are built differently than the alpine carving skis I used before when taking the lifts. Fun though.

PS: forgot to stop the watch!

Saturday Jan 27, 2018 #

2 PM

Skateskiing 1:11:40 [3] 9.02 km (7:57 / km) +192m 7:11 / km
ahr:116 max:150

Skate skiing in the thickest of fog. Just on the highest point the sun shone through a little teensy bit. It had snowed 15 cm yesterday, but the snow was soft, so the push-offs were pretty hard, so I worked much on the uphills, and the downhills the snow was really slow, so I had to double pole as well.
I had planned to go to Mont Racine, but it wasn't tracked so I made some loops on this side which meant almost all either up- or downhill, nothing flat.
But I liked it anyway, it was mythical in the fog, luckily the tracks were visible to follow.

Friday Jan 26, 2018 #

3 PM

Running 45:43 [3] 5.91 km (7:44 / km)
ahr:141 max:159

Run quickly from home in light rain up to Planeyse, did the loop around the whole area then 2x1 km on the wood chip track. Was 1 min slower than last year but I couldn't go any faster. Strong headwind on the slight downhill but was easier on the uphill part. Felt good.

PS: somehow the track didn't show the start from the house, but the total distance seems accurate.

Wednesday Jan 24, 2018 #

3 PM

Skateskiing 1:12:11 [2] 7.88 km (9:09 / km) +158m 8:19 / km
ahr:100 max:129

Slow skating with a ski-O map for Marc's mom's birthday trying to go to "controls" which had a picture of an event in her life. I had not much energy and took it easy. It was also quite hard, deep tracks, very strong headwind all the way up. But it was a warm wind. I am happy that it was possible at all to skate but the snow has suffered from all the storms and pounding rain last Tuesday. Hopefully, it will snow soon for us, too. The Alps have 3-4 meters of it, they could easily share some of it ;-).
Birthday party and dinner up on Vue-des-Alpes afterwards.

Tuesday Jan 23, 2018 #

Yoga 45:00 [1]

Another very good yoga class with our sub teacher which was great for my aching muscles and connective tissues which always seem to hurt. Felt so light afterwards walking home.
In fact, what hurt me most was my toes, which sometimes seem to have arthritis pain in it. It's really quite common I was told after I didn't know what kind of pain it was. Rats, i'm getting so old................. and decrepit :'-/)
10 AM

Running 53:38 [3] 6.26 km (8:34 / km) +68m 8:08 / km
ahr:137 max:158

After a day of pouring rain and record snowfall in the Alps (record for 7 days snow fall ever!) and heavy rain for most of the lowlanders including us and the Jura. Floods and landslides are now covering lots of train tracks and roads, traffic in the Alps is somewhat a mess.
Anyway, sorry, started my sentence wrong, so here it is: after a day of pouring rain, the sun came out today and I squeezed in a run before yoga (and then babysitting) and decided to check out the loop along the river Areuse and along the lake. The river really came very high, in fact, where there is a lock, the water just flowed over it, and some stretches of the trail were flooded. It was impressive. The lake is also high, but it's such a big lake (the biggest completely within the Swiss borders) so nothing was flooded.
The same as on Sunday: a tough start, but then overall the time was actually quite good. Still my legs felt heavy and slow.
The following yoga class took care of my tightness in muscles and connective tissues.

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