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Training Log Archive: biggins

In the 1 days ending Mar 24, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  skate ski2 53:00 5.49(9:40) 8.83(6:00) 7159.0
  ski-o!1 44:07 5.97(7:24) 9.6(4:36) 21021 /21c100%176.5
  Total2 1:37:07 11.45(8:29) 18.43(5:16) 21721 /21c100%335.5

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Thursday Mar 24, 2011 #

8 AM

skate ski 23:57 [3] 3.11 km (7:41 / km) +4m 7:39 / km
shoes: mystery mix-n-match

Morning ski with Ali and Scott out in the fields in the wind and snow to loosen up a little and convince ourselves its not so bad. Not so much of the tracks left, and lots of bonus snow drifts.
2 PM

skate ski warm up/down 19:03 [3] 3.71 km (5:08 / km) +3m 5:07 / km
shoes: 11 fischer rcr skio (110)

ski-o! race 15:11 [4] *** 3.2 km (4:45 / km) +70m 4:17 / km
spiked:7/7c shoes: 11 fischer rcr skio (110)

Sprint relay. Awesomeness. Sprint relays are so fun. You get to go ski really hard for a little bit, then rest for a bit while Ali does some work, then ski really hard some more, then rest more, then ski more, then shiver and change clothes in a windy snowstorm. Since the loops overlap and are on the same map each time, each leg you get to know a little more about the area and it makes you faster and more confident. The three legs were very different from each other, it wasn't just like simple relay forkings, but they still crossed the same terrain and junctions a bunch.

First leg was ok. I got to the other side of the big field and then tried to find a little trail up in to the woods, but missed it in the drifts and had to cut a ways across some other big drifts to get back on it. Which put me behind the spanish guy, who was going just slower than I was, not really slow enough for me to get around, but enough that I was always on his tails. Also they lowered all the wires with the controls on them, so I caught a control (and the heavy touchless-emit reciever) in the face for a bit of a bloody nose, and also sent the hat flying. Had to turn around to get the hat, as it is fairly magnificent.

ski-o! race 14:08 [4] *** 3.2 km (4:25 / km) +70m 3:59 / km
spiked:7/7c shoes: 11 fischer rcr skio (110)

Ali had a rockstar second leg and made up a lot of places, so I was just trying not to loose too many. Third leg went really well, I had an easy first control, both navigation and skiing, and everything flowed well from there. More climb in this one, so it felt tougher than the first, but everything was clean and the trails were all where they should have been.

ski-o! race 14:48 [4] *** 3.2 km (4:37 / km) +70m 4:10 / km
spiked:7/7c shoes: 11 fischer rcr skio (110)

Ali had a good fourth leg, then I was back out for the fifth. First control was in the woods a ways off to the right after the lake, but the wind and snow had kicked up so visibility was pretty low when I got there and I didn't want to risk missing the trail in like I did on the first leg. So I went up the big trail and cut over on some little ones (past the first from the last lap). This had some bonus climb in it, but hopefully didn't add too much time, and saved the risk of getting lost in a wide open wind swept field. All good until 4, when I dropped down into the field to get there on the snowmobile road, and ended up skiing directly into the wind. Not so fast. Also super cold. Clean until 7, where I skied through the control but the touchless-emit didn't register, so I had to turn around and backtrack (20 meters maybe? you overshoot by a lot when you're going full speed and expect it to register). Went back to the same control but it still didn't register, the whole emit receiver was dead (I was sure I got close enough the first time), but they've got two controls out at each one, one on either side of the trail (for going both directions), so I hit the other and kept going. Not sure what the time lost was, but it let the german guy pass me.

skate ski warm up/down 10:00 [3] 2.0 km (5:00 / km)
shoes: 11 fischer rcr skio (110)

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