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Training Log Archive: Swampfox

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Tuesday Mar 12, 2019 #


Quite a nice day out, mild, sunny most of the day, and dry streets. Dry streets meant I hopped on my bike and got across the river for the first time this year. As a bonus, I even made it back to the other side in good repair.

The ski trail conditions were PDG. Ran afterwards, finishing up at dusk. Having the extra hour to work with is extra nice.

Despite the sun, there was no melt water to be seen up top. Not yet.

Imorgon ska det bli helt annorlunda.

Monday Mar 11, 2019 #


Mildish out with some sun and very little in the way of wind. Skis were slow on some parts of the trails. I ran afterwards on snow trails, which were somewhat soft, and ran one stretch where there was only one snow shoe pass since the last snows; that was very soft, with several spots where I post-holed. It always feels harder when you're sinking 1-2" with every step, but even so by the time I was finishing up I recognized that there was more to it than that. I was feeling more tired than normal after this kind of exercise. Probably because I had been up late the night before.

Sunday Mar 10, 2019 #


Overcast most of the day with temps in the 20s and lowering to the teens by late in the day. Snowed lightly much of the afternoon. Skied for 2+ hrs and followed that with some running on snow trails.

Right after I got into woods proper while running, I encountered a moose--the first one in a few weeks. It ran off into the deep snow (it had been taking advantage of the packed trail like any sensible moose.)

Saturday Mar 9, 2019 #


Winds got going early today, and with plenty of fresh snow to work with and sun beaming down to heat up the roadways, in no time flat the interstate was closed, and it remained closed until late in the day. Ergo, the first missed day of skiing this season due to closed roads.

Friday Mar 8, 2019 #


More snow today; wasn't sticking in town during the day, and it was adding to the already ample base up top. Even though it was overcast all day long, it was mild out with very little air movement in the woods. So skiing was very comfortable to being on the edge of overdressed for the temps. There were several inches of new snow to start out with.

I ran snow bike trails after skiing, though really the trails were really all soft snow with only one fresh bike tire impression to try to land my feet into.

It was snowing heavily when I left and traffic on I-80 on the way home was crawling due to the road conditions and poor visibility. Passed one car that had slid off the road.

Thursday Mar 7, 2019 #


Trails softened up some in the sun today. Skied and then ran on snow bike trails. The bike trails were soft and hadn't been packed yet, though there were tracks from one or two bikers, which helped. Lots of new snow up top from yesterday.

Wednesday Mar 6, 2019 #


Much to my surprise, forecasts for a rain/snow mix today proved accurate: it sprinkled lightly in town for much of the afternoon, while up top it snowed. The rain in town changed over to snow late in the day.

Since the snow fell after morning grooming, there was about 4" of fresh snow on the trails when I started skiing, and another 2" fell during the 2 hours I was out. It worked out well with respect to yesterday's workout, since the deep new snow meant that there was no point in trying to go fast.

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