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Training Log: SarahD

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 15:30:48 61.94(15:02) 99.69(9:20) 2310
  Ski Touring1 2:30:00 7.67(19:33) 12.35(12:09) 700
  Total5 18:00:48 69.62(15:32) 112.04(9:39) 3010
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Friday Feb 21 #

12 PM

Running 1:00:48 [3] 6.78 km (8:58 / km)
ahr:117 max:143

Thursday Feb 20 #

9 AM

Ski Touring 2:30:00 [3] 12.35 km (12:09 / km) +700m 9:28 / km
ahr:129 max:175

Grabbed the chance of a half day ski tour with GB and RB above Glenshee. Headed west towards Butchart's corrie and then traversed round to climb onto Carn a Gheoidh. Nice descent to the north then climbed back up to have another go. Pretty tired by the time we were traversing back. Wind strong at times and briefly got a bit exciting on an exposed section of the ridge. Excellent snow if you pick the right destination, as we did. Great to have GB leading the way and giving a few tips. Just wish I could get out more than once a year and I might improve a bit and not forget how to use the kit each time! Out for 3.5h total, but much faffing with skins on / off.

Wednesday Feb 19 #

Note
(rest day)

Couldn't get motivated enough for DNC at Scolty on tired legs.

Tuesday Feb 18 #

Note
(rest day)

Travelling

Monday Feb 17 #

8 AM

Running 5:50:00 [3] 38.01 km (9:12 / km) +736m 8:24 / km
ahr:142 max:204

GTJaP D5 Chalet de la Frasse to Giron. Got off to an early start as forecast was for rain to come in around 11 - and sure enough it did. Along with a nice headwind heading out along the valley. Slow going early on through soft crust snow / slush so decided to take a few short cuts and make things easier by sticking on the road for longer than planned. As soon as we’d left the road it was icy slush in the rain and continued much that way for the rest of the day. Think there could have been some nice scenery and good views on a different day. At least I managed to use most of the kit I’d been carrying for 4 days. Got to Giron soon after 3pm. The escape plan from here was a bit vague as there’s no public transport, but it just so happened that the first person we came across was about to do a hotel pick-up from Bellegarde where we were staying!
175km and 5000m in 5 days . Nae a bad wee adventure and body seems to have held up ok. Think I might wait until the snow’s looking good here next time, then book a late entry for the Transju race.

Sunday Feb 16 #

8 AM

Running 4:10:00 [3] 26.34 km (9:29 / km) +699m 8:23 / km
ahr:106 max:189

GTJaP Day 4 Chalet Gaillard to Chalet de la Frasse. First 10 km on some lovely looking pisted cross-country tracks. Trying to keep off to the side and think we provided more amusement than we got dirty looks. Made for quite easy running and legs were feeling surprisingly ok. Stopped in les Rousses to buy some cheese and sweeties, before continuing on up to Belvedere des Dappes via the downhill ski slopes. From there it was only 6km to the chalet, except that a detour had been signed to avoid some environmental protection area. Then met some environmental police and had an interesting discussion... think they were scolding us for being on the ski tracks whilst pointing to the raquettes route... all fine except there hadn’t been one of them up to that point and there was zero signing as to where it actually went! Chalet in good time for a nice chill and recovery before the final leg.

Saturday Feb 15 #

8 AM

Running 4:30:00 [3] 28.55 km (9:27 / km) +875m 8:12 / km
ahr:90 max:182

GTJaP D3 Source du Doubs to Chalet Gaillard. Blue sky day :-) Ice was the only enemy early on with yesterday’s slush / melt having frozen overnight. Made good progress on snow free valley tracks before climbing back into it . Then found ourselves on some prepped ski tracks on the descent to Chapelle-des-Bois. Tried to stick to the edge and was maybe just imagining some scowls from passing skiers. Just midday when we reached C de B and with only 7 km to go we were able to enjoy a relaxed soup stop. Steep climb up the escarpment on the other side of the valley before a pleasant (if lumpy snowy) trot along the top with some good views. Not in any sort of rush but still at the refuge by 3pm. Almost felt like a holiday today!

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