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Training Log: ernst

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Classic Skiing6 5:42:18 27.35(12:31) 44.01(7:47) 437
  Road Running5 4:21:25 35.1(7:27) 56.49(4:38) 370
  Skate Skiing2 1:40:18 10.99(9:08) 17.69(5:40) 180
  Snow Shoveling 1 25:00
  Total14 12:09:01 73.44 118.19 987
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Wednesday Feb 19 #

9 AM

Skate Skiing 51:01 [2] 5.71 mi (8:56 / mi) +130m 8:21 / mi
shoes: Rossi Xium Skate

Gunstock. Fabulous conditions - about 95% groomed, 5 inches of new snow. A bit soft - first out on the curdoroy - a real treat for me. Broken bridge on Moose, so I took the detour which ended up not being groomed: 1/3 mile uphill - a bit strenuous and slow. Cobble and southerly loop to Birch to Moose, then down Maple back to stadium, then down to lower level to road crossing and around the beginner loop.
10 AM

Classic Skiing 1:05:07 [2] 6.02 mi (10:49 / mi) +180m 9:54 / mi
shoes: Fisher Nordic Cruising 164

Then a somewhat reversed version of the previous on waxless classic skis. I did not want to spend the time to rewax my racers (had colder wax and sticky stuff still on from Craftsbury. This was a bit slow, but did not matter: less double poling more stomping - stomping is good for cross-training. Getting a little sticky on the sun exposed tracks on the southern side. Eventually looped over the Compound which has a lot of climb. Easy on waxless. I would ski all day if I had time!

Tuesday Feb 18 #

1 PM

Classic Skiing 45:34 [2] 3.73 mi (12:13 / mi) +40m 11:49 / mi
shoes: Atomic Cross Cap

Braving our (wimpy) snow storm. Almost 2 inches, and still coming down! Beautiful conditions. It pays off to maintain good tracks and post signs begging folks not to walk in the ski tracks. Just fabulous skiing, good glide good kick. Still have to stop on occasion to clear some branches off the trails. (of course: around the holw as usual).
3 PM

Classic Skiing 28:06 [2] 2.45 mi (11:28 / mi) +20m 11:11 / mi
shoes: Atomic Cross Cap

I had to go to work for a retirement reception of the dean's assistant. She has been extremely helpful in the hiring process that I am chairing, so owe her a lot, so did not want to miss it. Starting at 3 but I am still eating lunch at 2:30. What to do? Running is out of the question, biking on road is dangerous, and I don't want to use the car, so that leaves skiing. Off I go starting at 3:10 and conditions are fabulous. Fast and furious on the single track to College Woods, chasing a runner whom I eventually passed on a bypass. Good workout, but I arrived sweaty, changed clothes in 5 minutes and made it to the last half hour of the party. Glad I went. Gobbled down lots of the fruit medley. Then coffee and cake.
4 PM

Classic Skiing 48:57 [2] 3.45 mi (14:11 / mi) +55m 13:31 / mi
shoes: Atomic Cross Cap

Then ski back home before dark. Conditions ok at the beginning - sleet and rain mix coming down gently. About half way trough tracks and everything else feel wet. Kick is marginal but not totally annoying. Glide is getting progressively worse as the moisture is sucking skis. All right, good double pole work out on the flats and hoping this will all recondition the tracks. Did a couple extra out and backs on the access and on Electr Avenue. Finally, glad to be home and enjoying a Guiness now while attire is drying next to woodstove.

Monday Feb 17 #

6 AM

Road Running warm up/down 17:37 [1] 2.0 mi (8:48 / mi) +20m 8:33 / mi
shoes: Altra gray

7 AM

Road Running 32:58 [4] 5.02 mi (6:34 / mi) +30m 6:27 / mi
shoes: Altra gray

Intervals on Wednesday Hill Rd / Toon Lane. 4 x 1mile 10k pace(3 min rests) then 4 x 1/4 mile 5k pace (1 min rests). Could not get much faster than HM pace, but nevertheless a good effort (before breakfast). Rest times are not included.

Road Running warm up/down 16:29 [2] 2.01 mi (8:12 / mi) +11m 8:04 / mi
shoes: Altra gray

11 AM

Skate Skiing 49:17 [2] 5.28 mi (9:20 / mi) +50m 9:04 / mi
shoes: Atomic Skate RS9

I had to try skating. As it got warmer (~ 38) trails and fields where just softened enoug, yet a brisk wind prevented it from becoming slush. Around the hole and over to Troy's field. The field was bumpy with vege poking through, so best skiing was on the trails where walkers had pushed the snow down.

Sunday Feb 16 #

10 AM

Classic Skiing 1:17:09 [2] 6.47 mi (11:55 / mi) +75m 11:31 / mi
shoes: Fisher Nordic Cruising 164

Recovery day with classic skiing at the hole. Surface started to soften at about 34 F, some trail sections showing a bit of ice, others are nice sugar snow. The waxless were perfect for the occasion. I even made "new" tracks on most of the connectors in the logging rides. The coverage is solid albeit thin in places. I visited nearly 100% of all possible trails I could set. DD calls it "redlining". Some time spent cleaning fallen limbs and stuff off the tracks. Fun! Saw only one person out there.

Saturday Feb 15 #

9 AM

Road Running 2:19:00 [3] 18.6 mi (7:28 / mi) +250m 7:10 / mi
shoes: Altra gray

Winner's Circle biweekly "Boston Training" run organized by Bob K. Loop course from his house near Rt 4 in Durham. Nicely marked course with 3 waterstops. Options were 12, 14, 16, 18 miles. W to Durham, UNH Main Str, then Edgewood to Emerson-Bagdad, then Canney-Perkins-Evans, then Pudding Hill - Freshet - Drew. Then I modified the 18 miler by adding a loop into Dover going N on Backriver Rd to 108, then S then left on Mast Road and back to BR Road, then to Rt 4 junctions and back to Bob's house.

Perfect day for running: 10F at start; 20F and end, sunny and still. It was clear that I would have to run by myself (my buddies from the Pub Run did not show up), the others' pace was too slow for me. Did not matter, the middle part was especially beautiful - can't believe I never ran here! (Canney-Perkins-Evans). Tried to remain relaxed as much as I could throughout, although I lost some energy as my Perpetuum was frozen and I missed the 3rd water stop. But I kept my 7:30 pace even as the roads became more rolling and hilly after mile 10.

With this run I more than doubled my road miles this week compared to previous weeks. I hope to keep this up through the first week of April.

I felt pretty refreshed at the end, which is a good sign. Nice occasion with a relaxed 2-hour social afterwards at the house - my minestrone was well received in addition to Bob's chili and Sinthi's spring rolls. Next Boston training run is in 2 weeks.

Friday Feb 14 #

10 AM

Road Running 19:26 [3] 2.65 mi (7:20 / mi) +20m 7:10 / mi
shoes: Altra gray

Run to work. All on road.
4 PM

Road Running 35:55 [3] 4.82 mi (7:27 / mi) +40m 7:16 / mi
shoes: Altra gray

Running home with extra loops around Woodridge and to Carriage Way. Did a few hill tempo spurts but not very serious intervals. Cold out - 12 F upon arrival.

Thursday Feb 13 #

8 AM

Snow Shoveling 25:00 [1]

Cars and paths. Very wet snow, 3 inches.
10 PM

Classic Skiing 1:17:25 [2] 5.23 mi (14:48 / mi) +67m 14:14 / mi
shoes: L.L. Bean Tele

Track making in wet snow around the hole - just around 35 F. I waxed for the temperature but had not much of any kick. Klister would have been necessary. But I did not want to spend time waxing. It is good exercise to kick hard and use your arms vigorously. More of a workout. Around the hole visiting the central trails at least twice and the outlying trails once and back. Nice to be out in balmy conditions, just before the next arctic blast.

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