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Training Log Archive: coach ld

In the 7 days ending Feb 27:

activity # timemileskm+m
  classic ski5 4:43:00 25.17(11:15) 40.5(6:59)
  skate ski2 2:00:00 8.08(14:51) 13.0(9:14)
  hiking1 1:10:00 3.73(18:47) 6.0(11:40)
  Total8 7:53:00 36.97(12:48) 59.5(7:57)

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Saturday Feb 27 #

2 PM

classic ski (Yellowknife) 48:00 [3] 6.5 km (7:23 / km)

Coldest day for us yet, especially because there was a bit of a NE wind but still crystal clear and bright. Endured the first km and then felt much warmer.

Friday Feb 26 #

1 PM

hiking (Yellowknife) 1:10:00 [3] 6.0 km (11:40 / km)

Coldest morning yet at -40 but clear and dead calm. Goose and I circumnavigated Frame Lake after another wave at the window. It was much warmer (-30) when we hiked and I had my big mitts off part of the time because I was so warm. It was nice to do some hills after a week of flats. Another brilliant day.
3 PM

skate ski (strength!) 30:00 [3] 4.0 km (7:30 / km)

Just for something different I tried skating at the warmest point of the day, -27.
It became a strength workout. Not a lot of gliding going on but ti was nice to be out there in the dazzling sunshine even if the snow was like sandpaper.

Thursday Feb 25 #

1 PM

classic ski (Yellowknife) 40:00 [3] 4.0 km (10:00 / km)

What a morning!! The Girl gave birth to a baby boy a week and a half early. It only took 3 hours. Ahfre is 7lbs. and very sweet.
We can't go inside the hospital, or anywhere else until March 8:(. But our wee house is almost beside the hospital so we walked over and out onto the lake trail where their window faces and waved madly.
It was even colder out today with some wind so the tracks had some drifted snow that felt like styrofoam. It was soooo squeaky and sloooow. And I was getting an ice cream headache from the cold. So 4 km was plenty today!! BUt it was clear and sunny so I was smiling anyway:)

Wednesday Feb 24 #

12 PM

classic ski (Frame Lake) 40:00 [3] 6.5 km (6:09 / km)

Another clear bright blue cold day. Goose and I did the full loop of Frame Lake today in the sunshine. Flat but beautiful!

classic ski (Frame Lake) 1:15:00 [3] 10.0 km (7:30 / km)

Goose and I went again at noon in the brilliant sunhine. The sky just can't be any bluer. He got around 2 full loops while I did 1 and 1/2 but it was sloooow. WE got a dusting of snow overnight at -35 and it was like sandpaper. Still, to be able to go out on a lake and ski is always better than not going!

Monday Feb 22 #

4 PM

classic ski (Yellowknife) 30:00 [3] 5.5 km (5:27 / km)

Not a bad day. Air travel seems weird when you've spent most of the year distancing from people, including in the airport - but it's ok to be elbow to elbow and right in front and behind people on a plane! Bit scary every time someone coughs.
We arrived in Yellowknife on time in clear dry cold conditions, -25. The Girls had stocked our wee air b'nb with groceries then met us briefly in the driveway and showed us where the lake is - about 2 minutes walk from the house:)
We're allowed to go outside for exercise but not drive to places. No problem - we just skied on the lovely double track on Frame Lake and saw about 6 other people off in the distance. It was an excellent welcome to the far north:)

Sunday Feb 21 #

6 AM

classic ski (Highlands) 50:00 [3] 8.0 km (6:15 / km)

Our last day of work at Highlands so some of the staff did a sunrise ski together this morning and it was totally worth getting up at 5:30 for! An absolutely amazing dawn. The sky was pink with a ridge of clouds veiling the lowland below making it look like a big oink lake and then a ball of orange peaked up through the hardwoods and it was magic! We had such a fun ski.
1 PM

skate ski (lessons) 1:30:00 [3] 9.0 km (10:00 / km)

The sun shone brightly and the skies were bluer than blue all day. It was just a spectacular winter day. Had a good skate lesson with a young guy and then a no-show so I went a did a couple of loops of Teal's Tango. The bomb!

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