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Training Log Archive: coach ld

In the 7 days ending Nov 16:

activity # timemileskm+m
  classic ski4 4:30:00 19.88 32.0
  trail Run1 3:00:00 9.94(18:06) 16.0(11:15)
  skate ski1 1:50:00 12.43(8:51) 20.0(5:30)
  core strength.flexibiity1 45:00
  stretching1 30:00
  road run1 30:00 2.49(12:04) 4.0(7:30)
  Total9 11:05:00 44.74 72.0

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Saturday Nov 16 #

10 AM

classic ski (Highlands) 1:10:00 [3] 10.0 km (7:00 / km)

What a day!! It was like a crisp, bright mid-winter day with lots of snow and lots of sunshine. Cold to start and stayed clear and dry all day. Awesome. Goose and I did a very civilized steady classic ski in decent tracks. Chanse had been able to groom the green, first and second fingers, flat 500 and back orange. And it was lovely:). I tried my skins since I thought it was going to trickier waxing but I could've been on my good skis. The skins were a bit slippy at first until I found the pocket and my technique improved.
1 PM

skate ski (Highlands) 1:50:00 [3] 20.0 km (5:30 / km)

After some lunch Goose and I set out on skate skis in sparkling snow. It was equally awesome. Repeated the upper loops a few times, did a few legs only, did some double poling - all with a big smile on my face just like everyone else who was up there enjoying some fine early season skiing. Lots of snow, lots of sunshine, no wind. Sweet.

Friday Nov 15 #

12 PM

road run 30:00 [3] 4.0 km (7:30 / km)

Got out at the lunch break of the first aid course and did a neighbourhood run near Humberview. Then a short stretch before sitting again.
10 PM

core strength.flexibiity 45:00 [3]

back/ab ex, planks, strteching

Wednesday Nov 13 #

11 AM

classic ski (Albion Hills) 2:00:00 [3] 15.0 km (8:00 / km)

Oh man I love skiing:)
Last night's temps were -16 or so, so I thought the conditions for skiing where there's no grooming would be better today - and they were!! I went to Palgrave to see how Albion Hills' trails were and then if they were bad I'd try the rail trail. But I had an awesome, beautiful kick-in-my-own tracks ski wherever I felt like going. in Albion. There were some walkers' tracks, some ski tracks in spots, lots of animal tracks, and in some sections I was the first to make tracks. The snow was fantastic everywhere. Enough cover to not hit grass/dirt, but not so much that it was like wading shin-deep. The slushy stuff underneath must have frozen hard last night and set up a great base for the snow on top which was dry and satiny. Sweeeet just by luck conditions. Such a pleasant surprise and I had a big smile on for 2 hours:) I could take this weather until the end of March.

Tuesday Nov 12 #

3 PM

classic ski (park) 40:00 [3] 7.0 km (5:43 / km)

Cold dry day so the snow stayed:) Tried classic skiing again in the park - but there was still slush lurking underneath in spots. It was great until I hit those spots and iced up but I found a good loop on the gravel trail that had enough snow to not hit gravel, but no slush. Did repeats with lots of double poling. Good workout, in the bright sunshine.

Monday Nov 11 #

10 PM

classic ski (park) 40:00 [3]

Fine snow fell al day. It was still coming down tonight even faster. There was a fair bit so I had to try skiing in the park. It was lovely. A bit sticky in spots so I had to stop and scrape off slush a few times but it was so nice to be out in real snow :).

Sunday Nov 10 #

8 AM

trail Run (HVtrail) 3:00:00 [3] 16.0 km (11:15 / km)

Took my poles and ran, well jogged actually on the Humber trail up river to Castlederg. I did classic striding up longer gradual hills, and off-setting up steeper ones. There may have been a coupe of apple snack stops, maybe more like a dozen. It was cool and grey but not as raw as yesterday, slightly warmer with only a few gusts of wind. I saw no one until I got back to our house where about 50 grey-haired (like me) hikers were just setting off. I felt great, finally.
11 AM

stretching 30:00 [3]

Good long stretch

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