XC Skiing (skate) 1:11:05 2.78 km (25:34 / km) ahr:117 max:160
Skiing with Lukas and Melissa at the Arizona Nordic Village. They got 18" of snow in this recent storm, just in time for us to come enjoy it. (The Snow Bowl up the mountain got a Truckee-sized 41" and last night many people were stuck on the interstate. Thankfully we bailed early and nabbed a hotel room before they were all taken.)
I started on classic skis. It took exactly one stride before it was obvious to me—and anyone within 50m or so—that this wasn't going to work. I was a bit embarrassed at how loud my yowl of pain was but at least it was easy enough to switch to my skate skis, and that was fine.
Lukas did great! By the end he was really scooting (shuffling?) along fairly continuously. He even glides sometimes. We're still working on getting up when he falls, a learning process that was hindered by the fact that he ditched gloves pretty early on and wasn't very keen on putting his hands on the snow without them. This is something he could practice at home except that he's already outgrown the ski boots he inherited from Isla last summer. Seems silly to buy any now since by next winter he'll probably already fit in Melissa's.
Really nice Arizona skiing day. Blue skies, warm sun, and freshly groomed trails. Not bad!
XC Skiing (skate) 36:31 5.29 km (6:54 / km) +51m6:35 / km ahr:149 max:178
Once Lukas was all done I headed out for a little loop on my own. The snow was getting very soft, so you can imagine it was a fairly pathetic outing, me trying to skate, uphill, in soft snow, with little ski fitness. It was still fun, except for the descent at the end that was on a trail that had not been rolled this morning—there was so much soft, mushy snow that I almost slowed to a complete stop on a modest downslope. Still a great outing!
Running (road) 20:56 3.23 km (6:29 / km) ahr:164 max:182 shoes: Doloriel (Mizuno Wave Rider)
Same workout as Monday, three loops from home with PT exercises before each loop. Felt fine if I ran slowly. I don't usually pay too much attention to HR numbers but these are a bit wild. I thought maybe they corresponded to the (slow) cadence but they don't actually line up perfectly. Guess it's not too surprising given I'm still recovering from whatever that was.
We need someone to take the lead on organizing some local orienteering (aka spectator races) in conjunction with the World Games in Birmingham next summer. The local orienteers will be fairly busy helping out with the WG events, so even though they can help in some ways we will need someone to wrangle volunteers from out of town, plan courses, etc. Maybe some kind of fundraiser? Any volunteers or victims to suggest?
I woke up this morning with terrible vertigo. All the spinning nauseated me and I ended up having to spend most of the day lying in bed. Eventually got some anti-nausea meds and that enabled me to move around but the world still spun and I was totally exhausted and didn't do much of anything. Had planned to take the afternoon off to go on a hike with the fam on Caroline's last day but that didn't happen. :(
Running (road) 22:13 3.1 km (7:10 / km) ahr:139 max:159 shoes: Doloriel (Mizuno Wave Rider)
Did three short loops in my neighborhood with PT exercises before each one. Had to run pretty slowly to keep the discomfort minimal. I suspect the reason it feels so much better to run at the PT is because of all the poking they do beforehand to loosen things up. This wasn't a terribly encouraging outing.