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Training Log: Carbon's Offset

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  XC skiing (skate)1 1:00:00 4.35(13:48) 7.0(8:34)
  Total1 1:00:00 4.35(13:48) 7.0(8:34)
averages - rhr:45 weight:65.9kg
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Friday Mar 24 #

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rhr:46 weight:65kg

15.6

Thursday Mar 23 #

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weight:65kg

15.6

You would hope that a big run like R2R2R would have the added benefit of helping you drop a pound or two and lean out, but after returning from the trip, my weight was up. I do make myself eat well during runs, then I did eat too much at McD's afterward, figuring that I needed it. Likewise at the Vegas buffet the next night. I've been trained that eating after a big event is key to better recovery, but I overdo it. Got home feeling a little bloated and overweight.
Then, a couple of nights ago, I was up about 5 times to pee. Now the weight is below the pre-run weight.

Wednesday Mar 22 #

7 PM

XC skiing (skate) 1:00:00 [3] 7.0 km (8:34 / km)
shoes: Fischer Carbonlite

Last skate ski lesson.
It has been warm in Canmore. At first, the snow was a little soft but then we hit spots that had re-frozen and it became quite challenging, with skate tracks frozen in the snow. Not the easiest night but still got something out of it. Practiced more transitions between the various strides and practiced offset on the weak side, plus switching on the fly. The switch went better than it has in the past thanks to being taught to simply do a quick pole tap on the good side (rather than a full plant) and quickly move to a full pole plant on the next step on the other side. That timing and technique for the switch seemed to work for me. The instructor immediately pointed out that my offset technique on my "weak" left side looked better and more proper than on my favoured right side, and I have to agree. Practiced the on left side a bunch and started feeling more comfortable on that side even though the rhythm of the timing feels more natural on the right. I'll keep practicing on the left side and use that feeling to re-train my right side.

Had a couple of crashes because I was just too tired to save myself when some of the frozen ruts would pull your skis in different directions.

Beautiful light, mild temperature, nice to ski with views and daylight in the evening. That said, it feels like biking season is about to begin, not more skiing.

Tuesday Mar 21 #

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rhr:43 weight:66.9kg

17.3

Monday Mar 20 #

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rhr:45 weight:66.8kg

17.4
2 PM

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Massage.
The therapist suggested that 5-6 days after the big run would be the appropriate time for a massage. Today is 3 days post-run. Calves were pretty painful when she worked through them (although I did tell her to go hard). She spent more time on my back than I had requested but I realized the lower and mid back did need that much attention. IT bands were fine, hips/glutes were pretty good.

Felt better after, this really helped, versus how torn up the quads were feeling before.

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