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Training Log Archive: cfosp1

In the 7 days ending Feb 10:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking8 4:29:06 16.4(16:24) 26.4(10:12) 185
  XC Skiing Skate3 3:57:58 31.06(7:40) 49.99(4:46) 634
  XC Skiing Skijor3 1:33:46 16.17(5:48) 26.03(3:36) 384
  Running: Interval4 46:36 3.34(13:56) 5.38(8:40) 18
  Total16 10:47:26 66.98(9:40) 107.8(6:00) 1221

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Saturday Feb 10 #

8 AM

Hiking 1:04:13 [1] 6.16 km (10:25 / km) +55m 9:59 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Energy Park Lexington to Snelling
8:09 AM; Hamline Midway/Como Park

-16.7 °C; Clear
Beautiful morning but cold. Minimal wind just enough to make me feel the cold when it was hitting my nose from the side. Noticed some tracks along the barrier at the eastbound Snelling exit onto Pierce Butler: a deer. I've seen some live ones in the past but not so close to Snelling. Avoided deeper snow because I skipped the gaiters. Not many people out, one runner and a few fellow dog walkers.
2 PM

XC Skiing Skate 1:26:56 intensity: (5:00 @1) + (18:00 @2) + (52:00 @3) + (10:00 @4) + (1:56 @5) 21.78 km (3:59 / km) +168m 3:51 / km
shoes: Atomic Worldcup Skate '11

Phalen Skate Skiing LSD 3 Laps
2:07 PM; Phalen Park Golf Course

-8.5 °C; Clear
Beautiful afternoon, not too cold, decided on Phalen for a Long Slow Distance ski. Amazing, there were a lot of skiers out, besides myself, there was only one freestyle skier besides me, everyone else strode. I also seemed to be the only skier with somewhat of a competitive agenda. So very different from the scene on the man-made loops. Conditions were great, just a few thin spots that were easy to avoid and the glide was much better than Wednesday night. Stopped during my first lap to chat with a guy who called out to me as I passed. He marveled how effortless skate skiing looked and thought he should switch. I told him what I thought and how after seven years of working diligently, it finally seems to start to make sense. Highly recommended he should take some lessons with one of the organizations around town.

Friday Feb 9 #

6 AM

Running: Interval 9:12 [1] 1.08 km (8:31 / km) +6m 8:17 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Home to Green Line
6:29 AM; Minneapolis-St. Paul

-16.8 °C; Clear
Test today: from wrist to pants pocket. Unit temp dropped from 25 °C to 14. No signal drop.
3 PM

XC Skiing Skijor 23:18 intensity: (25 @1) + (2:47 @2) + (14:11 @3) + (5:14 @4) + (41 @5) 6.86 km (3:24 / km) +79m 3:13 / km
ahr:145 max:159 shoes: Atomic Worldcup Skate '11

Highland Skijoring Roux 2 Laps
4:09 PM; Highland 9 Hole

-11.9 °C; Clear
Had one super speedy lap thanks to a skijorer with his two pooches, a little ahead of us. They turned Roux's engine on and even saying hi to his brethren, which took some convincing to conclude could not diminish the average speed. Second lap was slower, but OK.

XC Skiing Skijor 7:30 intensity: (2:39 @1) + (3:15 @2) + (1:36 @3) 1.91 km (3:56 / km) +19m 3:44 / km
ahr:125 max:143 shoes: Atomic Worldcup Skate '11

Highland Skijoring Mellie Roux 1/2 Lap
3:59 PM; Highland 9 Hole

-11.8 °C; Clear
Mellie was dragging today, I think the old girl just can't do it any longer. Cut the lap short to give her reprieve.

Hiking 15:02 [1] 1.41 km (10:40 / km) +9m 10:20 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Green Line to Home
3:00 PM; Minneapolis-St. Paul

-11.8 °C; Clear
Met James before getting on the train. He was DT to exercise at the new Y.

Thursday Feb 8 #

6 AM

Running: Interval 10:41 [1] 1.16 km (9:13 / km)
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Home to Green Line
6:37 AM; Minneapolis-St. Paul

-16.1 °C; Partly cloudy
Testing continues. Today, I put the F3 out 15 minutes before heading out. The internal temp was below freezing when I started, unfortunately, the F3 picked ip the signal of my Tempe probe inside the house but switched to its internal sensor when we were out of reach. No issue with dropping the GPS signal. I will cycle through this same testing routine to confirm what I am observing. Based on my observations thus far, I am changing my hypothesis, it's not the temperature differential that messes with the GPS sensor, but the change in temperature from higher to lower.
4 PM

Hiking 13:33 [1] 1.38 km (9:49 / km) +15m 9:19 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Green Line to Home
4:03 PM; Minneapolis-St. Paul

Cloudy

Hiking 42:46 [1] 3.94 km (10:51 / km) +31m 10:27 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Energy Park Short
4:34 PM; Hamline Midway/Como Park

-10.3 °C; Cloudy
Crusty snow with powder on top along the tracks. Some slushy mush on the sidewalks, not very comfortable for dog paws. But we enjoy the walk anyway.

Wednesday Feb 7 #

6 AM

Running: Interval 10:02 [1] 1.14 km (8:48 / km) +1m 8:46 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Summit Low

Home to Green Line
6:19 AM; Hamline Midway/Como Park

-15.8 °C; Clear
Another morning another test. Put the Garmin outside for a few minutes before I got going to cool it down. Not long enough to go below freezing. Dropped the signal earlier than yesterday. Will put watch out at least 15 minutes next morning.
4 PM

Hiking 41:52 [1] 3.86 km (10:51 / km) +26m 10:30 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Energy Park Short
4:35 PM; Hamline Midway/Como Park

-10.6 °C; Clear
First full short hike in a while. snow i deep in places, which the dogs enjoyed, tearing through it.

Hiking 14:54 [1] 1.4 km (10:39 / km) +9m 10:19 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Green Line to Home
4:00 PM; Minneapolis-St. Paul

-9.6 °C; Clear
6 PM

XC Skiing Skate 1:11:51 intensity: (3:40 @1) + (17:49 @2) + (47:46 @3) + (2:36 @4) 14.55 km (4:56 / km) +122m 4:44 / km
ahr:138 max:154 shoes: Atomic Worldcup Skate '11

Phalen Skate Ski
6:40 PM; Phalen Park Golf Course

-13.3 °C; Clear
Easy ski with Karl. Easy was relative tonight, it was dark, it was cold and there was little glide. Better speed during my second lap. But great to be skiing on real snow! We had the place almost to ourselves, passing only one young man. Slowly making progress on my V2.

Tuesday Feb 6 #

6 AM

Hiking 9:21 [1] 1.85 km (5:03 / km) +2m 5:02 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Home to Green Line
6:19 AM; Hamline Midway/Como Park

-20.8 °C; Clear
Next test. Air temp is -21 °C. Started with a warm watch, holding by the band, surrounded by cold air. Internal watch sensor droppex from +24 °C to -15 °C, GPS lost signal in the middle of my trip. Tomorrow, I will let the watchget cold before I turn on the GPS.
3 PM

Hiking 24:21 [1] 2.44 km (9:59 / km) +12m 9:44 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Hamline U Campus
4:20 PM; Hamline Midway/Frogtown

-13.2 °C; Clear
Quick walk with dogs befor Colin came with new battery for van. Also needed to finish waxing my skis.

Hiking 15:32 [1] 1.44 km (10:47 / km) +16m 10:13 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Green Line to Home
3:50 PM; Minneapolis-St. Paul

-12.7 °C; Clear
6 PM

XC Skiing Skate 1:19:11 intensity: (17:09 @1) + (17:20 @2) + (30:24 @3) + (6:18 @4) + (8:00 @5) 13.66 km (5:48 / km) +344m 5:09 / km
ahr:134 max:180 shoes: Atomic Worldcup Skate '11

EU MYR: Fartlek-style Skate Intervals
6:35 PM; Battle Creek West, St. Paul

-14.1 °C; Cloudy
Warm-up followed by seven or so intervals. Jake was leading, hard to keep up with him, Jamie and Mike breathing down my neck helped. This was a hard workout, as evidenced by hitting 182 bpm. A nice cooldown through the dark woods. Happy with technique coming along, need to do more to make my upper body catch up.

Monday Feb 5 #

6 AM

Hiking 12:24 [1] 1.15 km (10:47 / km)
shoes: Atomic Worldcup Skate '11

Home to Green Line
6:27 AM; Minneapolis-St. Paul

-18.4 °C; Clear
Doing some testing with my F3. Suspecting it is the cold that messes with the GPS reception. The Fenix 3 is supposed to operate down to -20 °C. I have a suspicion that its the temp differential between the back of the watch in contact with my skin and the face exposed to the cold that messes with it. This morning I had it on my wrist, face to the air, around -20 °C.
3 PM

XC Skiing Skijor 23:44 intensity: (2:11 @1) + (6:21 @2) + (14:25 @3) + (25 @4) + (22 @5) 6.93 km (3:25 / km) +77m 3:15 / km
ahr:137 max:165 shoes: Atomic Worldcup Skate '11

Highland Skijoring Roux 2 Laps
4:44 PM; Highland 9 Hole

-10.6 °C; Clear
Was getting ready, Roux was all over me but Mellie did not want to go. That's OK old girl, not going to make you. Beautiful evening, ski team practicing, many people out enjoying the snow, mostly classic. the track looked OK and the snow coverage is probably the best we've had in two years. Roux and I had a great couple of laps.

Hiking 15:08 [1] 1.37 km (11:03 / km) +10m 10:39 / km
shoes: Hoka One One Tor Tech Mid WP

Green Line to Home
3:41 PM; Minneapolis-St. Paul

-10.4 °C; Clear
Watch completely covered by sleeve. No issue with GPS signal.

Sunday Feb 4 #

11 AM

Running: Interval 16:41 [1] 2.0 km (8:21 / km) +11m 8:07 / km
shoes: NEOS N5P3

Hennepin Bridge to Birkie Bridge
11:28 AM; Minneapolis-St. Paul

-17.7 °C; Clear
Another walk to the Birkie Bridge, today to be on live TV. Icy wind while we were crossing the river on Hennepin Bridge and me imagining zip lining across with Roux in the other basket. Nicole ushered us into the US bank building when we arrived at the bus shelter. we were evicted pretty quickly but the ten minutes inside were a life saver. She decked out the bus shelter with some carpet squares and wrapped lil' Roux in some thick fleece blankets. Having been too efficient in our approach, we had to wait a good 45 minutes for our appearance. The worst was waiting for the GO on skis, my hands and Roux's feet were freezing. and then, it was over in 30 seconds. Only once to the top of the bridge, past the announcers and back, We were done and left to make our way back to the car through the salty brine on the DT sidewalks. Easy for us, but poor Roux.
3 PM

XC Skiing Skijor 27:00 intensity: (37 @1) + (59 @2) + (13:34 @3) + (8:56 @4) + (2:54 @5) 6.85 km (3:56 / km) +170m 3:30 / km
ahr:149 max:179 shoes: Atomic Worldcup Skate '11

Highland Skijoring Roux 2 Laps
3:25 PM; Highland 9 Hole

-15.6 °C; Clear
2/4/2018 - 3:25 PM:
Roux had to dump a load during our first lap. He wasn't really into going by himself. He was cold, too and tired of going to DT Minneapolis. But we made it.

XC Skiing Skijor 12:14 intensity: (27 @1) + (1:49 @2) + (7:57 @3) + (1:40 @4) + (21 @5) 3.48 km (3:31 / km) +39m 3:20 / km
ahr:143 max:160 shoes: Atomic Worldcup Skate '11

Highland Skijoring Mellie Roux 1 Lap
3:10 PM; Highland 9 Hole

-15.7 °C; Clear
Time for the dogs to let some steam off. Mellie, from having been left behind three days in a row and Roux from frustratingly loud light rail trips and downtown walks and long, cold waits interrupted by all too short bursts of speed. They were happy, in spite of the cold and the helicopters hovering. Actually, why were there helicopters hovering over Highland 9-Hole?

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