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Training Log Archive: coach ld

In the 7 days ending Feb 1:

activity # timemileskm+m
  classic ski4 7:30:00 42.87(10:30) 69.0(6:31)
  skate ski4 3:38:00 20.51 33.0
  road run1 45:00
  Total9 11:53:00 63.38 102.0

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Saturday Feb 1 #

9 AM

skate ski warm up/down (Mono Race) 40:00 [3] 8.0 km (5:00 / km)

Pre-skied/warm-upped on the Mono race course. Just enough snow, with an icy hard base. The usual sketchy spots got washed out and icy so it was pretty typical tight and tricky Mono conditions but fun. I developed some sort of knot/cramp/painful rib? in my left shoulder blade area which became quit painful all day. It was ok skiing, but not taking a big breath or coughing which kind of go with ski racing. I felt good on my skis but couldn't really go full out.
The high school kids stayed on their feet and got a race under their belts so we were happy.
11 AM

skate ski race (Mono Race) 43:00 [3] 10.0 km (4:18 / km)

2 loops of the 5km course, after 225 other people raced. Little washed out, technical but fun.

Friday Jan 31 #

2 PM

classic ski (Kolapore) 2:55:00 [3] 17.0 km (10:18 / km)

Goose and I stole Chanse away from Highlands and met up with Dave O. to "guide" us on a ski on the Kolapore trails. Gorgeous terrain, plenty of snow, not another soul for 3 hours, but a beautiful track worked in by skiers. It was so pretty, and peaceful with pleasant company. A bit longer than the 11/2 hours planned so I was getting hangry and my back was seizing up near the end but it was totally worth it:). Also, not exactly the ideal activity after 3 hours yesterday and a race tomorrow.

Thursday Jan 30 #

9 AM

classic ski (Highlands) 3:00:00 [3] 30.0 km (6:00 / km)

Beauty winter day :)
Goose and I met up with the Thursday girls at Highlands and did a full loop of everything. They all had to head down to go to work but I stayed up and did another full one, while Goose went off on his own. The Hawberry hasn't been very nice this season until now, and it was my first time down and around the Woolner loop which was quite lovely. And the trees are still heavy with piles of snow so it's really pretty despite the piles of brush and branches along the sides where the boys have been cutting and dragging off broken limbs and trees.

Wednesday Jan 29 #

4 PM

skate ski (Highlands) 1:50:00 [3] 15.0 km (7:20 / km)

Beautiful sunny cold day up at Highlands but we didn't arrive till 4 so we didn't ski in the sun much. Met Hermes there for an evening ski. I skated a short loop first and did a few short hill repeats (in preparation for the Mono race). Then skied up with Hermes and Goose and did an easy pregnant lady paced flat loop. She wanted to head back and try classic skiing so went down with Goose while I did some hill sprints on the first and second finger. Felt good but the temps were dropping fast and my fingers and toes were so icy cold. I did a bit more with Hermes and Goose when they came back up but had to head down early to thaw out. Gorgeous clear night with excellent snow conditions.

Tuesday Jan 28 #

8 AM

road run 45:00 [3]

Some jogging, some mobility drills, several hills, on a damp grey morning before heading to London.

Monday Jan 27 #

2 PM

skate ski (park) 25:00 [3]

Very bumpy skate on re-frozen slush in the park. Not that nice but ok for a little outing on a recovery day.

Sunday Jan 26 #

9 AM

classic ski warm up/down (Muskoka Loppet) 35:00 [3] 7.0 km (5:00 / km)

Finally, actually made it to the Muskoka Loppet! Went with Mrs. Huet and stayed overnight at the Jones again which meant we should have had some time to wax this morning - but conditions weren't nearly so nice and easy as last week. Rather warm, wet, some almost snow sort of rain, glaze in the tracks. Klister conditions for sure - which we tried but couldn't really get to work so used our zeros. Worked ok, slipping on the climbs in the track but could run up outside the tracks.
10 AM

classic ski race (Muskoka Loppet) 1:00:00 [3] 15.0 km (4:00 / km)

Fun race, fast glaze but work on the uphills. Lots of double poling so I worked hard on the flats and felt good. Outpoled a bunch of university girls in the first 5km and caught up to some of the slower men then skied alone all the way around the back of the lake. Then a 13-yr old passed me with 5 km to go with no one else around. So we raced and had a blast in the winding flat final section. Sharp left at the bottom of the final hill, neck and neck heading into the tracks for the final 100m straight away and bam! Belly flop. Not the 13 yr.old. So she did beat me. But I still won the old lady division:)

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