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Training Log Archive: 007

In the 28 days ending Feb 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Skiing- downhill4 7:30:00
  stretch/yoga14 5:55:00
  Strength5 5:05:00
  Running4 3:09:57 13.03 20.97 447
  Skiing - XC1 1:14:00 5.28(14:01) 8.49(8:43) 260
  Ski touring3 1:10:00
  runnign drills/plyo1 10:00
  Total21 24:13:57 18.31 29.46 707
  [1-5]10 14:28:23
averages - sleep:7.6

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Wednesday Feb 28 #

Skiing- downhill 1:00:00 intensity: (30:00 @1) + (20:00 @2) + (10:00 @3)
slept:7.0

Same as yesterday but with tired legs and the snow was even bumpier. Had to stop every few turns to relax my quads! My skiing technique is really bad, way too tense and seems to tax my queds enormously!! Really had fun going down the steepest parts today though, so there were some whoops of joy mixed in with my mutterings of TURN-2-3-TURN-2-3 (have to psyche myself up for each turn when it's super steep!)

Ski touring 30:00 [3]

Ditto

Strength 2:00:00 intensity: (1:30:00 @1) + (30:00 @2)

Today's version off 'hard work' was digging holes in snow.. Three meters deep. Hard to thrown the snow out from that deep! Arms so dead! At least it was relatively warm in the hole.. as opposed to our lunch which mostly froze!
Hit -28 degrees in the morning! I'd been really worried about the extreme cold forecst (all day colder than -17) but it was sunny and mostly still so you really don't notice it! I'd much rather a sunny -28 than windy -1.

So stoked to have survived these two days without mishap - was really nervous about the difficult skiing and the cold, but it was so incredibly beautiful and spectacular being in the beautiful Mont Blanc region, felt such a privilege to call this work ;)
(I was just helping a work colleague with his field sites (Glacier seismology), nothing to do with my own work which is sadly all computer based..)

Tuesday Feb 27 #

Skiing- downhill 1:00:00 intensity: (30:00 @1) + (20:00 @2) + (10:00 @3)
slept:7.5

From Grands Montets at 3275, down to Argentiere Glacier for field work and in the evenings down to Chamonix the valley at 1200m. V nervous at the top - steepest and hardest skiing I've done and with a heavy backpack. Phew was I relieved to make it down that first run...

Ski touring 30:00 [2]

Skiing around on the glacier and back.

Strength 2:00:00 [1]

Thought about adding a new category 'hard work' but can't be bothered. Spent many hours probing (ramming a metal pole) snow on the glacier in attempt to find some seismic stations unde 4 meters of snow. So exhausting, often hit icy layers and had real trouble ramming through them.
Hello random arm and back muscles!

Monday Feb 26 #

stretch/yoga 10:00 [0]
slept:8.0

Before bed stretch in front of the fire in our chalet in Chamonix, trying to loosen up that cramped feeling you get from tensing against the cold.

Sunday Feb 25 #

stretch/yoga 25:00 [0]
slept:9.0 (rest day)

Bit of yoga made me feel a bit better - back feels really stiff from being kind of hunched from cough and sore stomach..
Recovery day hoping to be fit for some rather hardcore field work next week!

Saturday Feb 24 #

Note
slept:5.5 (sick)

Cough worse since last yesterday, went to XC race but didn’t run which was probably smart. So cold today! Also have bad stomach pain, no idea why, so didn’t even feel up to yoga or strength.
I need sun and warm!!

Friday Feb 23 #

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slept:7.0 (sick)

Ditto. Tiring week of work stress and pretty much no evenings at home.

Thursday Feb 22 #

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slept:8.0 (sick)

Aagh my sore throat just won't go away and running yesterday bought it back with the cough. So fed up! Wanted to go for a run up uetliberg but it's so cold and don't want to help my cold make a proper comeback :(

Wednesday Feb 21 #

3 PM

Running 40:00 intensity: (19:34 @1) + (7:28 @2) + (5:46 @3) + (7:12 @4) 5.24 km (7:38 / km) +160m 6:37 / km
ahr:135 max:169 slept:7.0 shoes: Asics DS Trainer

Run with girls from work, very cold air and didn't feel great during first 5x1min hills so eased off to a social jog.
Cough and v sore throat returned in the evening.

Tuesday Feb 20 #

Note
slept:8.0

Monday Feb 19 #

Note
slept:6.0

Tired from getting up at 3:30 am for Basel fasnacht..
Feeling most recovered from my cold today though.

Sunday Feb 18 #

Running 50:00 intensity: (10:00 @2) + (20:00 @3) + (20:00 @4)

2x 10min tempo , flat roads and track. Legs v tired and heavy from skiing, didn't even manage 4:30 pace I don't think!
forgot to save GPS :(

stretch/yoga 30:00 [0]

Strength 15:00 [1]

Saturday Feb 17 #

Skiing- downhill 3:00:00 intensity: (1:30:00 @0) + (1:30:00 @1)
slept:9.0

at Elm

stretch/yoga 40:00 [0]

Strength 30:00 [0]

Friday Feb 16 #

8 PM

stretch/yoga 28:00 [0]
slept:6.0

Thursday Feb 15 #

Note
slept:9.0

Wednesday Feb 14 #

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slept:7.0 (sick)

Worse cough/sore throat after running the last two days with cold lingering.
I have heard 'like a barking seal' to describe coughs, and I don't think I have heard a barking seal, but I think that's how I sound..

Tuesday Feb 13 #

3 PM

Running 59:57 intensity: (29:16 @1) + (16:55 @2) + (10:34 @3) + (3:12 @4) 8.73 km (6:52 / km) +162m 6:17 / km
ahr:133 max:162 slept:8.0 shoes: Asics DS Trainer

Monday Feb 12 #

3 PM

Running 40:00 intensity: (34 @0) + (15:31 @1) + (6:30 @2) + (8:32 @3) + (8:53 @4) 7.0 km (5:43 / km) +125m 5:15 / km
ahr:139 max:168 slept:8.5 shoes: Asics DS Trainer

10*1min hill

still a bit of a cough and blocked sinuses

runnign drills/plyo 10:00 intensity: (2:00 @2) + (6:00 @3) + (2:00 @4)

8 PM

stretch/yoga 30:00 [0]

Sunday Feb 11 #

Skiing- downhill 2:30:00 intensity: (1:30:00 @0) + (1:00:00 @1)
slept:7.0

stretch/yoga 20:00 [0]

Strength 20:00 [0]

Saturday Feb 10 #

stretch/yoga 20:00 [0]

Friday Feb 9 #

Ski touring 10:00 [1]

Thursday Feb 8 #

8 AM

stretch/yoga 10:00 [0]
slept:8.0

who does it always linger so long when I get sick :(

Wednesday Feb 7 #

Note
slept:8.0

Tuesday Feb 6 #

stretch/yoga 15:00 [0]

Monday Feb 5 #

stretch/yoga 25:00 [0]
(sick)

Sunday Feb 4 #

Note
(sick)

Saturday Feb 3 #

9 AM

stretch/yoga 22:00 [0]

runners routine stretch/yoga
12 PM

Skiing - XC 1:14:00 intensity: (14:00 @1) + (20:00 @2) + (25:00 @3) + (15:00 @4) 8.49 km (8:43 / km) +260m 7:33 / km
(sick)

Had to get outside so went for an easyish ski with Eef in Amden. Very soft slow tracks with fresh snow, but soft landings at least ;)

Body felt ok but not great, not sure if I made myself sicker or would have happened anyway. Now I've pretty much totally lost my voice, except a tiny about two octaves below normal..

Friday Feb 2 #

stretch/yoga 50:00 [0]
(sick)

20mins morning yoga
30mins pm yoga

Thursday Feb 1 #

stretch/yoga 30:00 [0]
(sick)

v sore throat and pressure in my sinuses :(
hopefully doesn't last too long, can' have a repeat of last winter when I was sick literally half the time!

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