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Training Log Archive: Lori

In the 7 days ending Apr 6:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cross-Country Skiing1 3:00:00 5.2(34:37) 8.37(21:30)
  Running3 2:22:02 13.4(10:36) 21.57(6:35)
  Stretching4 40:00
  Biking1 20:00 6.0(3:20) 9.66(2:04)
  Strength2 10:00
  Total4 6:32:02 24.6 39.59

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Saturday Apr 6 #

Running 1:17:35 [3] 7.2 mi (10:47 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 20

Running with Presto up to Tilden! I was figuring it would be muddy, but somehow (even after the Nav-X event a few weeks ago) I didn't appreciate quite how muddy it would be. There wasn't really a non-poison-oak-y way to avoid the worst of the mud, so I lost my shoe only about half a mile into the trails part of the run, which was kind of amusing. I slowed down a bit after that because the idea of falling into a poison oak bush is distinctly unpleasant. I did not fall and managed to keep my shoes on after that, though, so it was all good.

When we left the park I had mud splashed up past my knees and Presto somehow even had mud on his nose. The run down the hill was super fun. The flowers are really starting to bloom, and it was just a great day to be outside. I tried to push the pace a bit on the downhill and was pleasantly exhausted by the time I got home.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Sam sprayed us off with the hose before we came inside but there was still an impressive amount of mud to get off in the shower. Stretching had to wait until after that :-).

Thursday Apr 4 #

Running 31:36 [3] 3.1 mi (10:12 / mi)

Running with Sam and Presto after lab! I noticed my calves were weirdly tight on the way up the hill and then that my shoes were kind of weird feeling on the way down the hill, but didn't realize I'd put on my lab shoes instead of my running shoes until I got home. Oops. To be fair, my lab shoes are technically running shoes, just not the style I usually use when actually running. My feet and joints and stuff felt fine, though (in the past I've had some foot pain/burning/numbness when wearing lab shoes running), so that was nice. Presto was SUPER EXCITED on the way down the hill. I'm not sure if it was just the prospect of dinner(!!!) or if he smelled deer or something, but it's nice to see him so excited.

Strength 5:00 [3]

Normal abs.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching.

Tuesday Apr 2 #

Biking 20:00 [3] 6.0 mi (3:20 / mi)

Double commute because I had to go to the DMV today. Somehow even though I had an appointment, I spent 3 hours there...

Running 32:51 [3] 3.1 mi (10:36 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 20

Easy-peasy run in the rain with Sam and Presto! I had a bit of time to get comfy on the couch before Sam came home, so getting out was a bit of a challenge. Luckily it wasn't raining right when we started running, but we did get quite wet when it started up partway through the run. Presto seems totally recovered from the weekend, and was especially motivated to run quickly once it started raining. My triceps (not really relevant to running) and hamstrings are still a bit sore, so it was nice to take it a bit easy tonight.

Strength 5:00 [3]

Normal abs.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching.

Sunday Mar 31 #

Cross-Country Skiing 3:00:00 [3] 5.2 mi (34:37 / mi)
shoes: Rossignol Backcountry Skis

Skiing back from Ludlow Hut with Sam, Tori, Carlo, and Presto! After possibly the best night sleep I have ever had in a sleeping bag, we had to ski back from the hut. The ski back from Ludlow Hut was quite a bit more terrifying than the ski there. The first section down from the hut to the lakes was all covered in trees and pretty icy because the sun hadn't had a chance to soften things up yet. I spent an inordinately long time descending about 100ft before deciding it would be a better use of everyone's time if I just walked the rest of the way down. The trail was packed enough, that I just put microspikes on over my ski boots, and had no problem walking. Sam was kind enough to strap my skis onto his backpack and ski them down for me, so I didn't even have to carry them :-).

Once we got most of the way down to the lake (maybe about a mile or so?), the trail flattened out and I was able to ski the rest of way back to the trailhead. Presto had so much fun running around on the lakes, eating and rolling around in the snow. It was super cute to watch!

The trip back was less physical work, but a lot more mental work than the trip out to the hut - trying to decide the best way down the trail without dying. We did have to take a bit of a detour off-trail at one point to get past a really steep section. But that was possibly the most fun part of the downhill, so it was all good :-). Apparently driving huge Jeeps with ginormous tires on snow-covered roads is a thing around here. It was a bit of a surprise when we happened upon a couple of them digging snow out of the way to make the trail wide enough for their trucks. None of us could quite understand what would make driving big trucks on snowy trails fun, and I'm sure our idea of fun was just as baffling to them. The rest of the ski back was uneventful and got increasingly easy as the snow got slower and slower. Super fun weekend!!!

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching back home.

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