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Training Log Archive: randallxski

In the 1 days ending Feb 13, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Skate Skiing1 1:45:00 7.46(14:05) 12.0(8:45)
  Ski Orienteering1 1:00:36 8.08(7:30) 13.0(4:40)20 /20c100%
  Total1 2:45:36 15.53(10:40) 25.0(6:37)20 /20c100%

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Saturday Feb 13, 2010 #

Skate Skiing warm up/down (Beaver Brook Farm) 45:00 [3] 7.0 km (6:26 / km)
shoes: Salomon Racing Skate 9

Ski Orienteering race (Beaver Brook Farm) 1:00:36 [4] **** 13.0 km (4:40 / km)
spiked:20/20c shoes: Salomon Racing Skate 9

Better conditions than Morse Farm yesterday, but still lacking in the clean snow department. Trails in the fields were in good shape, but woods trails, snowmobile trails and anything near a pine tree was thin.

Skate Skiing (Ski Clinic with Alex) 1:00:00 [3] 5.0 km (12:00 / km)
shoes: Salomon Racing Skate 9

Ski clinic with Alex after the race, followed by some practicing. Good reminders about technique that I was able to use in the long course the following day. Here's what I remember:

Body position: lean forward at the ankles gives free glide, even (especially?) on uphills
Push off with the heel to maintain good ski contact with the snow
V1: Hop from one foot to the other when pushing off
V2: head down during crunch when poling; flat skis are faster
V2A: don't glide to the point of slowing down; quick turnover

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