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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Feb 27:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running2 2:10:59 12.3(10:39) 19.8(6:37) 304
  nordic skiing2 1:43:30 6.59(15:43) 10.6(9:46) 31
  snowshoeing1 1:05:17 2.58(25:18) 4.15(15:43)
  Total5 4:59:46 21.47(13:58) 34.56(8:40) 335

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Thursday Feb 25 #

5 PM

nordic skiing 1:15:23 [3] 7.22 km (10:26 / km) +31m 10:13 / km

Squannacook River WMA, In The Dim. Still some sunlight when I started, and that faded into bright moonlight. After another warm day, but the snow conditions were pretty good. Mostly diagonal, a little double-poling, there were no ski tracks, but it went best when I was in the track that had been packed down by foot traffic.. One of the ski tails is delaminating again, not sure if it's the one I already glued or the other one.

Wednesday Feb 24 #

5 PM

running (pavement) 1:30:53 [3] 13.54 km (6:43 / km) +272m 6:06 / km
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

Up to the NW corner or town and back, In The Dark. Well, not so dark, really, there was a good moon, and I brought a headlamp that I carried in my hand and had it in strobe mode a bunch of the time to make myself visible. It got over 50 F today, so I went out with two shirts and no jacket, no gloves or hat, and that was about right. The straps on this headlamp are a little stretched out, so without a hat it was loose on my head.

I was thinking that there was a little piece of New West Townsend Road up by the border that CityStrides had given me credit for, but that I had done only by bike, not on foot. So I went out to get it. If I had thought to check, I would have seen that I wasn't a complete dummy back on April of 2012, and I already done that piece. No matter, a run is a run.

Tuesday Feb 23 #

7 PM

running (pavement) 40:06 [3] 6.26 km (6:24 / km) +33m 6:15 / km
shoes: GoLite Blaze Lite

Figure-8 around the hood, In The Dark. Actually not very dark, good moon, but I kept the light on to make myself visible.

No dealings with the snow that fell yesterday, it got warm enough that it just melted. I ran on the roads because I figured the woods would be slushy. The warm temps caused some melting that flowed onto the roads, and at the time when I ran the temperature had dropped below freezing again, so there were a few very slippery spots, but I avoided wiping out.

Monday Feb 22 #

12 PM


I bought a bird feeder a month or so ago, setit up outside my office window, and it's been pretty much ignored by the birds until the past few days. I also resuscitated Nancy's old Sony camera, which was pretty good in its day. So far, I know I've had tufted titmice visiting.
5 PM

nordic skiing 28:07 [3] 3.38 km (8:19 / km)

Hickory Hills Lake, In The Dim, on my hopeless skis. I drove around to the other side where I could park (illegally) and not have to carry my gear a long way, and about halfway there I realized that my headlamp was still sitting in the front hall where I had sat down to put on my boots. Oh well, it wasn't dark yet. It was snowing pretty hard (and had been snowing for a few hours), and that smoothed out the snowmobiled lake surface some, and it was skatable. Not fast, but skatable. I skated for a while, then switched to diagonal, and I'm surprised that the latter was almost as fast as the former. It did get hard to see after a while, not so much because it was getting darker as because there was a lot of wet snow building up on my glasses. The conditions were also getting slower as the snow got deeper.

Sunday Feb 21 #

4 PM

snowshoeing 1:05:17 [1] 4.15 km (15:43 / km)
shoes: GoLite Blaze Lite

With Nancy on Hickory Hills Lake (mostly), parking at the primary school. Surface was kind of lumpy from snowmobile traffic, and there were a surprising number of slushy areas. Not worried, since they seemed to be supporting the snowmobiles and ATVs, a few of which were out on the lake as well.

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