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Training Log Archive: cmorse

In the 7 days ending Feb 9, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Run - Road4 6:03:58 39.88(9:08) 64.19(5:40)137.1
  Shoveling2 1:12:007.2
  Snowshoe1 50:00 4.97(10:04) 8.0(6:15)15.0
  Run - Trail1 42:58 4.97(8:39) 8.0(5:22)12.9
  XC Skiing1 32:40 2.36(13:50) 3.8(8:36)9.8
  Total8 9:21:36 52.19 83.99181.9
averages - sleep:7.5 rhr:50 weight:173.4lbs

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Sunday Feb 9, 2014 #

6 AM

rhr:46 slept:7.0 weight:173.6lbs

7 AM

Run - Road long 3:49:27 [3] 23.77 mi (9:39 / mi)
weight:169.4lbs shoes: Bondi B

Original plan was 8 repeats of a dirt road in Mansfield with Ken - boring, but a way to get the miles done. Ken's daughter came down sick over night, requiring an ER visit. So I figured if I was going to run boring solo miles on a short stretch of dirt, I could just do it from the house..

But once out on the road, I decided I'd just go on a long windy road run - the day was gorgeous (13F & clear to start, low 20's & clear to finish). Now of course I did not bring any fluids or food (that was the up side to repeats from the house) but decided to press on anyhow.

GPS died just about and hour and a half in so I took intersection splits after that, not really sure about mileage, but not really caring either. Just wanted to be out around 4 hours or so. And no real plan either, just kind of made it up as I went along.

GPS Route

Saturday Feb 8, 2014 #

7 AM

rhr:51 slept:8.55 weight:173.6lbs

9 AM

Run - Road race 42:52 [5] 6.21 mi (6:54 / mi)
weight:171.8lbs shoes: 340 ORoc 2011

Bare pavement inside the park (40%) and packed snow elsewhere (60%) so went with spikes. Good traction, but lack of cushioned put the beat-down on the calf muscles... 6th, 2nd M50 behind Brian who went by me about halfway around.

Run - Road warm up/down 12:00 [3] 1.5 km (8:00 / km)
shoes: 340 ORoc 2011

4 PM


Chilling on the couch watching the Hobbit. Pretty mellow, though legs feel pretty spent. Probably be quite reluctant to go out out for 24 tomorrow, but once out there will likely be fine... RHR 45 - cool....

Friday Feb 7, 2014 #

5 AM

rhr:52 slept:6.25 weight:174.6lbs

Snowshoe 50:00 [3] 4.97 mi (10:04 / mi)
shoes: Bondi B

2F & clear. Took a bit of fighting to get the older model buckled straps on the Dion's to fit over the Hoka outsole, but I managed to get them on there. Hard work, but glad to have gotten it done.. After some more fighting to get the snowshoes off, I hopped in the car to go to work, only to realize I left my dry fleece jacket, hat & gloves at home. The half mile walk from parking to office was a mite unpleasant in damp, clammy running clothes. The hot shower was a little longer than usual....

Thursday Feb 6, 2014 #

5 AM

rhr:49 slept:8.5 weight:173lbs

XC Skiing 32:40 [3] 3.8 km (8:36 / km)

Man I suck at skiing. But wasn't about to run snowy, black-iced roads in the dark nor did I relish the thought of breaking trail with 8-10 inches of fresh powder. So skis it was. The usual morning location at Sacred Heart, headed toward West St as it afforded the longest convenient stretch without road crossings (about 1.9km). Someone had been out with a snowmobile (illegally) but it packed things down a bit. No falls, but far from graceful with the skiing. Definitely feeling some unused muscles, so kept it short at a half hour. Since someone broke it out with snowmobile, I'll probably go with the Dion's for tomorrow...

Wednesday Feb 5, 2014 #

8 AM

rhr:50 slept:8.5 weight:174.8lbs

Shoveling 25:00 [1]

Snow Day Brick Workout - Shovel > Run > Shovel some more.... 8" of snow when I started

Run - Road 36:39 [3] 4.0 mi (9:10 / mi)
shoes: 340 ORoc 2010

Snowy run out to lake & back - road had been plowed, but not for quite some time - 3-4" & rough footing.

Shoveling 27:00 [1]
shoes: 340 ORoc 2010

More shovelling, sleet beginning to mix in. Must be a decent core workout because my back is quite sore now. Driveway still not done, but enough for now..
10 AM

Shoveling 20:00 [1]

Finishing round 1.
3 PM

Run - Road 43:00 [3] 8.0 km (5:23 / km)
shoes: 340 ORoc 2011

More plowed out, but actually tougher traction.

Tuesday Feb 4, 2014 #

5 AM

rhr:53 slept:6.5 weight:175.8lbs

Run - Trail 42:58 [3] 4.97 mi (8:39 / mi)
shoes: 340 ORoc 2010

A couple inches of fresh snow from yesterday's storm. But I certainly wasn't making fresh tracks - lots of traffic has been on the trail since the snow stopped falling yesterday. A little sluggish getting started, but picked it up a bit toward the end. A nice start to the new training cycle.

However, it looks like we're also entering a period of cyclical snowstorms - tomorrow is looking like a foot or more, another on tap for late in the weekend and models suggesting a third for middle of next week. Me thinks its going to take some extra perseverance to keep the morning runs happening consistently for the next couple of weeks. Or perhaps I'll just chuck the beater skis into the car and convert to XC for the duration.

Monday Feb 3, 2014 #

5 AM

rhr:53 slept:7.5 weight:174lbs (rest day)

7 PM


Got a shout-out in this weeks Snowstorm Classic results page. Indeed I am making a run for the top spot, but a careful perusal of the numbers show I'm only sitting 120 points off the top, not 200+, with three races left to go...

Doesn't mean diddly in the grand scheme of things, but if it provides the necessary motivation to stick to the plan, then its all good....

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