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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 7 days ending Jan 21, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  XC Skiing3 3:07:20 15.29(12:15) 24.6(7:37) 380301.2
  Total3 3:07:20 15.29(12:15) 24.6(7:37) 380301.2

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Sunday Jan 21, 2018 #

10 AM

XC Skiing (classic) 2:10:20 intensity: (21:24 @1) + (1:48:56 @2) 16.67 km (7:49 / km) +296m 7:11 / km
ahr:87 max:133

Østmarka with Lisa.

I made plans with Lisa to do a long ski today before our house was inflected with the plague so the plan was a bit optimistic - 30km exploring Østmarka, where I'd never skied before. Most winters there's not enough snow on the east side of the city to make the trip down there worth it but this year you can ski basically everywhere (they've even groomed in many city parks).

I was a disaster this morning thanks to a pretty awesome night. Woken up at 1am to the sound of Melissa puking, then I was up from 1:30 to 5am with Lukas, who just wanted to hang out and play. After a week of really good sleeping for him we thought he was done with middle of the night play time but I guess not. Then I had all kinds of weird public transportation brain farts and missed the train and a bus and was late meeting Lisa, who had gone ahead to Skullerud without me.

Once at Skullerud things were looking up -- great snow, sun peaking out, good company. Then we got going up into the hills and I was dying. Thankfully Lisa is a patient ski companion and didn't mind that I was gasping on every incline. We made our way, along with several hundred of our new best friends, towards Sandbakken and then up by Sør Elvåga. We weren't planning to head out over the water but as we skied by we got a glimpse of something super magical and turned around to check it out.

Østmarka is ok



We took a short trip along the water, getting a few minutes of direct sun, and then cut across back to Skullerud. I was super tired for the last km or two, glad we didn't go any longer.

This was a super nice outing, despite the hordes and hordes of people. I am looking forward to being able to get out and go for a longer ski without feeling like an untrained couch potato.

Saturday Jan 20, 2018 #

1 PM

XC Skiing (classic) 19:12 [1] 2.72 km (7:04 / km) +29m 6:42 / km
ahr:111 max:137

Everyone seems to be in ok shape so we went out for a family snow outing. Grabbed all our skis and sledded Lukas up to Grinda where he skied about 5m before bending over, undoing his bindings, and stepping out of his skis. Oh well.

Melissa went off for a short ski while I hung out with Lukas but all he wanted to do was sit in the sled and be pulled in the direction Melissa went. I had dressed for outdoor activity, not outdoor standing/shuffling around, and by the time Melissa came back my fingers and toes were quite cold.

I got moving but unfortunately the first part of the trail is down, so I just got colder, and then tried to work hard to get warm. Unfortunately that just resulted in me feeling really nauseated at the top of a hill and my fingers were still frozen. I spent a few minutes trying to warm my fingers up and holding back some dry heaves and then just turned around and went home. I think my body is still in recovery mode. Also, next time we try to play & ski I need to dress for the play part.

Friday Jan 19, 2018 #

2 PM

XC Skiing (classic) 37:48 intensity: (32:54 @1) + (4:53 @2) + (1 @3) 5.22 km (7:15 / km) +55m 6:53 / km
ahr:130 max:165

Stayed home from work today. However, the bug seems to be of the 24 hour variety and Melissa and I have been feeling better and better throughout the day so I decided to go for a very short and gentle ski to move around a bit. I wanted flat and I was willing to walk "longer" for really flat stuff, so I headed to the end of Langmyrveien (a whopping 600m away). I didn't have to walk, though, there's still enough snow that I could ski starting at the end of the driveway.

Headed up to Nedre Blanksjø and then came back through Grinda. There sure is a lot of snow out there, it's pretty awesome. It was great to get out and get some fresh air and slide along but I was pretty winded, unsurprisingly. On the way back I saw Lukas on a swing as I skied by his barnehage. He didn't see me, thankfully!

Thursday Jan 18, 2018 #


Yesterday at about 10:50am I was overcome with a shivery fever feeling. A little while later I announced that I was going home. I didn't, though, mostly because it didn't seem like I was going to puke. Skipped dinner, slept ok, then woken up by the sound of Melissa puking. :-( Feel off today, working from home. Had to cancel training with Amir AND I'm missing escape room + holiday dinner at work. Poo.

Wednesday Jan 17, 2018 #


Time to make some plans. Now that there's bucketloads of snow in Oslo and no running or orienteering races for a while I hope to get in some skiing. Unfortunately that's not as easy to do as running since I can't do it as a commute.

There'll be some orienteering / time on my feet in February for the Southwest Spring Week organization (register now!) and then fairly regular orienteering in April and beyond. Next longer running race will probably be the Oslo Ecotrail on May 26th. The question is whether to sign up for the 31km or the 50km (80km is not on my radar right now). Both courses are pretty reasonable and I think I would enjoy them, so it's a matter of whether I try to crush 31km or work my way up to finishing 50km strong. Thoughts?

Tuesday Jan 16, 2018 #


I think I feel a little too good today. Obviously I need to run harder next time.

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