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Training Log Archive: Swampfox

In the 7 days ending Feb 21:

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Sunday Feb 21 #


Fully sunny and so nice looking outside that it never occurred to me that...the interstate might be closed until I got on the interstate and saw flashing lights up ahead. So back home, checked to see what WYDOT was saying, and went walking for a half hour or so. Back home again, and now WYDOT was showing I-80 eastbound was open, so I headed back up to go skiing, and made it this time.

Up top the wind had some good kick and snow was blowing all over the place, doing a nice job of icing the Happy Jack highway. But as long as you went wasn't so bad. Even after the delays, I was still able to get in 90 minutes of skiing before dark, and stopping by then was just as well because if anything the wind was ripping away better than ever, even in the trees, and felt pretty cold.

Saturday Feb 20 #


Skied and ran a little bit afterwards, into the early night.

Friday Feb 19 #


My plan for today was to split time between skiing and running, after taking the past few days off from running. It wasn't as cold as yesterday--though it was way windier--and I found my skis were working so much better than yesterday that I opted to do a set of ski intervals, and by the time I finished that and cooled down (funny how that doesn't take long in the winter wind) I was ready to head home and let the bikers ride their trails in peace.

Thursday Feb 18 #


Re-waxed skis, which I aim to do once every month or two, just so the ski wax manufacturers don't go totally broke. Used some purple glider, not because it was right for the temps but because it's all I have. When it gets warmer, my skis will go faster. But today? They were a lot slower than they were yesterday--ha.

It was on the edge of chilly out with some breeze and mid-teen temps. I kept warm by thinking how much worse it must be for all those Texans huddled in their powerless igloo homes, not used to anything much less than about 70F, done in by their own "let's blame the other guy" legislators. Plus, my still warm skis (from the waxing iron) seemed to be radiating the tiniest amount of residual heat--very nice.

I skied until it was almost dark, which was not long enough apparently, because as I was leaving others were still arriving. But maybe they were going to engage in various barbaric rituals in the cold rather than skiing--who knows.

Wednesday Feb 17 #


Nice snowy day for a change, with no wind; skied for 2 1/2 hrs.

Tuesday Feb 16 #


Ski intervals.

Monday Feb 15 #



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