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Training Log Archive: coach ld

In the 7 days ending Feb 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  classic ski7 14:40:00 77.67(11:20) 125.0(7:02)
  skate ski3 6:00:00 40.42(8:54) 65.05(5:32)
  Total10 20:40:00 118.09(10:30) 190.05(6:31)

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Saturday Feb 20 #

11 AM

classic ski (lessons) 2:00:00 [3] 6.0 km (20:00 / km)

We are able to do lessons again now:) Gorgeous early morning - clear, bright and inviting. Then it became a swirling snowglobe of a squall. Then back to sunshine. Fun. I had a couple of good lessons.
3 PM

classic ski (Highlands) 1:50:00 [3] 17.0 km (6:28 / km)

Susie joined me to head out for a patrol/sweep and it was wonderful. Did the full loop chatting to the whole time but going pretty steadily. It was just awesome.

Friday Feb 19 #

11 AM

classic ski (Highlands) 1:40:00 [3] 17.0 km (5:53 / km)

Light layer of fresh snow overnight made for lovely classic skiing this morning and Susie S. and I had great wax again; VR45 :)
The course conditions were perfect, the sun poked through, the temps were nice, and the view from the top stunning. How is it that we have not yet had anything other than beautiful skiing everyday this season?! Covid sucks but this winter has been absolutely amazing.

Thursday Feb 18 #

9 AM

skate ski (Highlands) 3:10:00 [3] 35.0 km (5:26 / km)

Woke up a bit stiff and tired but the Thursday ladies group never misses. So I skated while they classic skied and I was able to keep up. Conditions were gorgeous - again and after a while getting warmed up I felt great and we had fun doing the full lap plus a bit of extra. Once we were down it was just too nice not to do Teal's Tango since it's so flat.
Then I did 2 lessons and skied the green and yellow.
I may have been procrastinating - I hate packing.

Wednesday Feb 17 #

9 AM

classic ski (Highlands) 3:00:00 [3] 32.0 km (5:38 / km)

So much snow. Chanse did a great job with 60cm+! The classic track was firm but slightly cushy and so nice! I had 2 beautiful loops of the red at a good pace.
2 PM

classic ski (Highlands) 3:00:00 [3] 31.0 km (5:48 / km)

After some food and then a lesson with Anton I stayed up and did 2 more red loops+. It was lovely and I felt great, decided I could ski my age:). I was getting a bit hungry and sloppy and slower for the final 5 km but the conditions were perfect and I was loving it.

Tuesday Feb 16 #

5 PM

classic ski (back country) 1:50:00 [3] 10.0 km (11:00 / km)

Pancake Tuesday so the traditional pancake ski was this evening. And man was it snowy!! Snowed all last night all day today at least 50 cm of fresh fluffy stuff. It was ridiculously deep snow. It snowed heavily the whole time we were out too. 10 Highlands staff skied out to the sugar shack then cross country over 2 farm fields and then up 91 and across to the Bruce Trail. Headed north through the woods and hip deep snow - thankfully the 2 teenage boys and 19 yr-old young woman broke trail most of the way. We crossed the big field and wound our way through a wooded section to the Lobsinger Rd. allowance which drops off the edge of the world, the escarpment at least for a big long run. We crossed the 10th and another big field then took an ATV trail through the woods to the final big downhill over the cornfield to Duntroon. Slow, but sooooo fun!

Monday Feb 15 #

10 AM

skate ski (Highlands) 1:50:00 [3] 22.0 km (5:00 / km)

Lots of very fine snow overnight and again this morning which made for a sweet pillow top on the hard groomed trail. Not deep though so skating was liking skiing on a cloud. Heavenly:). Dreamy ski.

Sunday Feb 14 #

2 PM

skate ski (Highlands) 1:00:00 [3] 5.0 mi (12:00 / mi)

Crazy busy again today. Brilliant blue skies and warmer than yesterday meant more people came out and lots were newbies to Highlands and beginner skiers. Which = more incidents of irregular stuff.
1. The first aggressive and obnoxious person to argue heatedly about the Covid screen we require. Insisting he had done it, correctly, exactly the same as he always does. "And I can PROVE it! You are wrong. I'm going to hire a lawyer..." Unbelieveable. Sadly he was wearing a C3 hat which kind of gives that club a bad name. He had done the screening for Scenic Caves.
2. Older man out on the back orange. Wife calls to say he's having chest pains and can't ski back. Has to be treated as a potential heart attack. I skied all over trying to find him. Finally found him 1/2 way down to the hairpin, Walking. Talking. The fire truck and ambulance were in the parking lot, that had to be partially cleared, when he arrived by snowmobile and he was taken to the hospital to be checked.
3. A fast skier who had, by several accounts, basically skied right over more than one person out on the trail and was described as rude, tore a strip off me when I asked her if there had been some kind of collision out on the back red and was everyone ok. In a thick Russian accent, and with considerable volume, she laid into me in front of the chalet about my "accusations" and denied vehemently any such incident. Then went on a rampage about weak slow skiers and how they shouldn't be out on the trails (in her way) etc. etc.
Wow. So much for trail etiquette.
4. The trails close at 4:30. People were still trying to head out onto the trails at 4:20. There were still more than 30 cars in the parking lot at 5:00.
What is wrong with these people?!
5 PM

classic ski (Highlands) 1:20:00 [3] 12.0 km (6:40 / km)

After-work ski with Kelly, Chanse, 2 of their friends, Teal and Goose. After a spectacularly dazzling bright blue-sky day a light cloud cover dropped a gentle layer of snow. Beautiful classic skiing yet again at dusk. Love it:)

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