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Training Log Archive: Magic

In the 7 days ending Mar 31:

activity # timemileskm+m
  X-C skiing10 35:25:11 157.03(13:32) 252.72(8:25) 5056
  Total10 35:25:11 157.03(13:32) 252.72(8:25) 5056
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Sunday Mar 31 #

(rest day)

Day of travel back from Norway. Great week. Yes, it was a bit warm so the snow was often either icy or wet and the wind was constantly cold and annoying, but the mountains, accommodation, food and company were all great. Hope to make it back again next year.

Saturday Mar 30 #

8 AM

X-C skiing 57:22 intensity: (4:10 @0) + (52:25 @1) + (47 @2) 5.84 km (9:50 / km) +155m 8:41 / km
ahr:106 max:128

First part of the morning, stopped my watch and failed to restart it, causing it to reset, so have lost a couple of km of GPS. Cold last night and the trails, especially the un-groomed ones, were very icy.
9 AM

X-C skiing 2:35:29 intensity: (2:23:36 @1) + (10:53 @2) + (1:00 @3) 15.5 km (10:02 / km) +424m 8:50 / km
ahr:99 max:145

Second part of the morning. Clare very keen to the skidoo track to Bygdin again. Got to it, had a look, and decided with Emma, Alan and Mat that it was too icy (or not enough snow) to be any fun so we headed back to the main track and let the rest go on. Still icy enough and walked down a couple of hills after some falls on the ice. Piste machine on its way but not in time for Emma and me to get to the cafe in Bygdin.
1 PM

X-C skiing 2:05:18 intensity: (1:47:09 @1) + (17:39 @2) + (30 @3) 19.81 km (6:20 / km) +364m 5:48 / km
ahr:109 max:142

Reconvened with the others in the cafe and then headed back on lovely newly groomed trails - with of course a second lunch stop in my favourite cabin. Lovely ski to finish the week.

Friday Mar 29 #

9 AM

X-C skiing 1:49:36 intensity: (1:44:36 @1) + (4:45 @2) + (15 @3) 12.65 km (8:40 / km) +199m 8:02 / km
ahr:104 max:137

Planned a loop to the west of Beitostolen but got to the cafe at the bottom of the ski slope to be told that it was too windy on top. Wasn't a bad thing as the cafe was really nice and did excellent chips!
12 PM

X-C skiing 1:16:05 intensity: (1:04:44 @1) + (11:21 @2) 7.45 km (10:13 / km) +174m 9:09 / km
ahr:111 max:134

Clare and GD44 decided to climb the ski slope but opted out of joining them as I didn't fancy the descent if the XC route wasn't reachable. Instead had a very nice and social ski back with Emma and Matt.
4 PM

X-C skiing 2:12:45 intensity: (59:30 @1) + (53:42 @2) + (13:23 @3) + (4:13 @4) + (1:57 @5) 16.69 km (7:57 / km) +218m 7:28 / km
ahr:121 max:176

After opting out of going up the ski slope with Clare and GD44 I needed to get something proper done, so headed out to explore the lit route with Mat. This wasn't up to much and wasn't groomed so headed out to the disabled loops on my own. These were in better condition and I had fun exploring. Very enjoyable couple of hours.

Thursday Mar 28 #

7 AM

X-C skiing 6:46:52 intensity: (2:37:33 @1) + (3:54:16 @2) + (13:17 @3) + (1:46 @4) 52.68 km (7:43 / km) +948m 7:05 / km
ahr:119 max:162

One way ski from Valdres ski centre back to Beitostolen. Drove to the start with Nick and Gary and skied until we meet the rest of the group heading towards us. From where I carried on (with GD44 for a few extra km) and the others turned back to the cars. Conditions great for the first hour, but the wind then really picked up (head wind) and the snow started to go soft. That with snow already on the tracks made it hard work and it got harder all day. Well tired by the end but it was a great day out.

Wednesday Mar 27 #

9 AM

X-C skiing 5:24:13 intensity: (10:59 @0) + (4:14:29 @1) + (54:35 @2) + (4:01 @3) + (9 @4) 38.72 km (8:22 / km) +693m 7:41 / km
ahr:108 max:153

Out to the north-east of Beitostolen today. Tracks not groomed in the morning and were hard work with the groves filled with wind blown snow, especially up on top. Lovely route though. Fell a few meters either side of lunch, which was a bit annoying (and got me cold hands). After lunch we hit some trails that had just been groomed and they were so much fun - so nice to have some proper glide! Finished by following the newly laid trails for a disabled competition that's on tomorrow.

Tuesday Mar 26 #

9 AM

X-C skiing 6:27:26 intensity: (3:08:36 @1) + (2:27:09 @2) + (43:49 @3) + (5:55 @4) + (1:57 @5) 50.04 km (7:45 / km) +1098m 6:59 / km
ahr:117 max:183

Plan was to head to Bygdin via a skidoo track but when we got to it it was hard packed icy snow, so turned to plan B and headed back over the pass we used yesterday. A morning groom made it much easier, though very flat light made the track very difficult to see, especially on the descent. Waffles in Bygdin and a second lunch stop in a lovely hut in the way back. Added an extra loop at the end as the conditions were so nice, the first part with GD44.

Monday Mar 25 #

9 AM

X-C skiing 5:50:05 intensity: (4:03:43 @1) + (1:22:16 @2) + (13:23 @3) + (10:29 @4) + (14 @5) 33.34 km (10:30 / km) +783m 9:24 / km
ahr:113 max:172

XC ski to the north of Beitostolen with the MDC crew. Tracks not groomed recently after about half way and it was tough, but fun, going in a mixture of soft wind blown slow and ice. Steep descent wasn't so fun and briefly got very cold in the wind. Nice run back dropping down to the bottom of the hill and a good fun climb back up.

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