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Training Log Archive: olsoran

In the 7 days ending Feb 1:

activity # timemileskm+m
  XC Skiing5 11:19:00 53.45(12:42) 86.02(7:54) 1974
  Terrain1 1:21:44 5.42(15:04) 8.73(9:22) 332
  Treadmill2 1:16:00
  Swim1 10:00
  Total6 14:06:44 58.87 94.75 2306

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Saturday Feb 1 #


Home from Oslo

Friday Jan 31 #

Terrain 1:21:44 [3] 8.73 km (9:22 / km) +332m 7:52 / km
shoes: Pegasus 35

Couldn't not when there was some free Oslo time.
From close to the old abode in Sognsvannsveien up Vettakollen via Båntjern and back down again. Lovely snow but couldn't see a thing up there. No matter - it was great to be back. With K.

Slightly wary of right adductor which had a bit of soreness yesterday but seemed ok. Probably just overworked it slightly this last week. Took things very easy anyway.


Post curry electric scooter from Majorstuen to near Slottsparken. Fun but not quite any training benefit. Glad the Oslo roads were quiet! Persuaded to.

Thursday Jan 30 #

XC Skiing 2:19:00 [3] 17.95 km (7:45 / km) +469m 6:51 / km

Beitostølen #5 with K.
One of those days which just don’t come along. -8, fresh deep snow, newly cut tracks, an inversion in the valley and few folk about and perfect wax. And even a 22 degree halo.

Out from Garli again heading north to the shores of snow covered Olevatnet; up and over via the small varmstue, with fire already lit inside; down to Vinstre and the long undulating stretch across the hillside before the steep descent to Ole, then back round behind Melbysfjellet and home.

Possibly the best ever day on skis in Norway. Not a bad way to finish the trip.

Wednesday Jan 29 #

XC Skiing 1:46:00 [3] 12.5 km (8:29 / km) +276m 7:38 / km

Out from Gardli - the 51 was closed there anyway so couldn’t have gone further north if we’d wanted too. Too much snow.

Beautiful, if not the fastest, skiing on relatively gently undulating løypes. Few folk about and no sight of the sun. Felt pretty wild and isolated round the back of the hill. About -4 but such wonderful fresh snow.

Good fun short day.

Treadmill 42:00 [3]
shoes: Pegasus 35

5*4/2 with 6 mins w/u and 6 w/d.

Hmm: 300 NOK for a month's pass to a decent gym, 25m swimming pool, sauna, lounge with log fire etc. In Norway. Wow.


Brief dip in the pool after.

Tuesday Jan 28 #

XC Skiing 2:46:00 [3] 21.62 km (7:41 / km) +522m 6:51 / km

Lots of fresh snow and -5. Top day.
Down to the World Cup løypes first off. 5k round the serious undulations of that twisting and turning loop then back through the village and round the lake. Lovely snow and only general knackeredness eventually destroying the technique. Tired by the end.
With K as per all week.


6 X 25m swimming. Too tired for more.

Monday Jan 27 #

XC Skiing 2:28:00 [3] 18.45 km (8:01 / km) +336m 7:21 / km

Out on the tracks from Beitostolen again.
Red wax day again but with intermittent clumping which was a bit of a pain. Snowing on and off most of the day too which in many ways was nice but contributed to the flat light so making things somewhat challenging at times. Nice face plant on one of those occasions and also that contributed to a swollen thumb..not broken so “resident” doctor said.

Fairly wild out at the far end with not another soul to be seen and mild sugar bonk but soon rectified. Good day again.

Treadmill 34:00 [3]

Too icy / snowy outside to contemplate running.
10 mins wu / wd
2/1 x 8 at 12k then 13k an hour pace. All fine apart from when lady on next door treadmill switched mine off. Nice.


4 x 25m in the pool to finish the day off.

Sunday Jan 26 #

XC Skiing 2:00:00 [3] 15.5 km (7:45 / km) +371m 6:55 / km

With K
Ample snow.
Slightly warm and a bit icy low down...couple of nice face plants on a steep bit but once switched to red wax and went higher up things were great again. Nice day for getting back into the swing of things...and clearly you don’t forget how to skate ski after 10 years if K is anything to go by :-) Wish I could do it that well.

Swim 10:00 [3]

Very pleasant post skiing.

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