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Training Log Archive: Lori

In the 7 days ending Feb 6:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cross-Country Skiing1 2:30:00 6.0(25:00) 9.66(15:32)
  Running3 2:10:00 12.8(10:09) 20.6(6:19)
  Stretching4 40:00
  Strength2 10:00
  Total4 5:30:00 18.8 30.26

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Saturday Feb 6 #

Cross-Country Skiing (Classic) 2:30:00 [3] 6.0 mi (25:00 / mi)
shoes: Rossignol Backcountry Skis

Skiing with Sam, Ginny, and Presto at Connecticut Hill! Another new faculty in a connected department (the departmental structure here is confusing) expressed interest in getting out for some skiing, so I invited her along to ski with us today. We first checked out the groomed snowmobile trails, and they are totally skateable. In fact, there were other people out skating. One of them stopped when he saw Presto in all of his bundled, spacesuit glory, and we got a bunch of information about trails and things in the area from him.

We skied about to the end of the groomed trail before the loop started and then headed back on the Finger Lakes Trail, rather than complete the groomed loop. The snow was deep and no one had been on this section of the trail previously, so we were sort of floundering, especially Ginny who didn't have backcountry skis. We popped back out to the groomed trial, and then found a different small trail that a few people had already skied. We didn't really know where we were going, and eventually reached a sort of random endpoint to our trail, so we turned around and took another random trail that seemed like it might head sort of back to the road.

At this point Presto decided he was way too cold and just wanted to get back to the car, so he started speeding up and keeping just out of reach - not really running away, but also clearly not listening at all. Sam chased Presto down, and had to make a flying leap to grab Presto's jacket to keep Presto from just leaving, after which Presto apparently decided that sticking with us wasn't so terrible after all. Shortly after this we came back out to the road, and then spent like 5 minutes trying to figure out where we were while freezing, only to discover that we were like 100 feet from the car. Hopefully we haven't scared Ginny off forever...

Looking forward to coming back and skating here once we've got skate skis!

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching back home.

Thursday Feb 4 #

Running 40:00 [3] 4.2 mi (9:31 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 24

Running with Presto after lab/not-lab! I spent a while organizing things in lab today, there's a lot of organizing and equipment acquisition to go, but it's starting to feel like a real lab in there! It was a bit warmer today, but the sidewalk plowers are still a bit tired (I guess?), so there was still a lot of snow on the sidewalks. It was well below freezing before I got out, though, so everything had frozen up pretty hard. Everything was fine while we were on the sidewalk and the first couple sections of trails down to Beebe Lake and I'd been lulled into a false sense of security. When I got to the last set of stairs, I just happily started running down them and whoop! my feet went out from under me. I grabbed at the handrail to stop from crashing down the stairs and felt something pop in my shoulder, which is probably bad, but seemed better than falling down the stairs... I was much more careful for the rest of the run. Still good to get out!

Strength 5:00 [3]

Normal abs.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching. My shoulder feels fine now, but I sort of worry what it will feel like tomorrow.

Tuesday Feb 2 #

Running 40:00 [3] 3.6 mi (11:07 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 24

Running with Sam and Presto after not-lab in the snow!!! We're finally getting a goodly amount of snow. Presto seemed a bit displeased the first time he popped out the door and sunk into up to his chest, but the rest of us are quite happy. We decided to head out for a fun run in the snow tonight. The sidewalk clearers (who are generally pretty amazing - especially when compared to the miserable failure of sidewalk clearing in Cambridge) seemed to get tired after a few days of snowstorm, so we got some really fun running in about 4 inches of snow on the sidewalks and about 2 feet of snow on the trails. I'm usually a bit faster than Sam on these flatter runs, but he was leaving me in the dust in all the snow. Fun, fun!!!

Strength 5:00 [3]

Normal abs.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching.

Sunday Jan 31 #

Running 50:00 [3] 5.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 24

Running with Presto around Ithaca! My legs were a bit tired from yesterday, but I wanted to get out for some fun today, and check out some new trails, so after a bunch of poking around on maps, I decided to check out the wildflower garden. The run down was along a slightly sketchy road with no sidewalk and very little shoulder, but the trails were nice, if short. I ran through the snowy wildflower garden (lots of snow, no flowers), and then headed over to Beebe Lake and then down to the suspension bridge. Presto perked up a bunch once we got onto the trails, but I think we were both feeling it a bit on the steady climb back home. Fun, fun!

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching after lunch.

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