Season in Review: Part 2

We continue looking through the training log for the 2019-2020 ski season to give you an in depth look at what it was like. If you want to see the overall numbers and data, you can below:

Week 5

Sunday – AM – 1hr45 min CL ski along the Mining Roads – deep snow

PM – 1.5 CL/DP on Mining Roads

Monday

AM – 1hr 45 min skate with 10x2min L4 intervals at Breck Nordic > short break to look at ski swap skis > 2hr classic ski

Tuesday

AM – Off

PM – 1.5 hr Classic at Beaver Lakes

Wednesday

AM – 1 h 45 min classic at Beaver Lakes + 20 minutes of core

PM 1.5 skate at Mineral Belt – tired afterwards

Thursday

AM – 2 hr skate – great workout on Pisten Bully groomed Mineral Belt

PM – 1 hr 45 Classic ski on Mineral Belt – skied with Christie for parts

Friday

Am – 1 hr 45 Classic + 45 skate @ Mineral Belt

PM – 2+ hours of shoveling on driveway

Saturday

Am – cold, windy, blustery, ungroomed at Mineral Belt; Went up and down steep hill by 8 mile mark 7-8x. Kind of hard and tiring (1.5 hr classic total)

PM – 1.5 hr of double poling on Beaver Lakes (steep) roads

Totals – Ski – 22 hours; Lifting – 1 hour

Up to this point, all of my classic workouts have still been on my 20 dollar, fish scale skis I bought right before winter from a very old man who lived in Leadville. They are 208 cm skis, super heavy, and the fishscales are pretty much worn out. They’ve been great for double pole workouts along the mining roads and the Beaver Lake driveway/roads. I don’t worry too much if I skid on a rock coming down (other than occasionally having to fly spread eagle into the dirt). At Breck, I was hoping to find a good waxable classic ski. I spent a ton of time looking at everything and thinking about it, but didn’t pull the trigger except to spend 60 bucks on a pair of Atomic waxless skis! My pull there is that they were so much better than the other pair I had, so they could actually function in super rough conditions. I went out and enjoyed skiing on them the rest of that day. It was one of those days where, since I skied a hard workout, then looked and tested skis, then skied for 2 hours, made it feel like the whole day was spent skiing! I was tired when I got back, that is for sure.

Looking back on this all, I’m surprised to remember that I actually did try to do a few specific workouts at this point in the year. For most of the winter, the stress of school and other things seemed to force the desire to build fitness in that way. Instead, I’d just go out and ski however hard I felt.

Week 6

Sunday

Am – 1.5 DP @ home + 30 min strength

PM – 1.5 Mtbike at home up and down same hill as on skis

Monday –

AM – 80 minute swim – 2 miles

PM – 1 hr. 40 min skate – some drills and short speeds. Beautiful evening

Tuesday

AM – 30 min run – way less pain – nothing after run

PM – 90 minute skate ski

Wednesday

AM – 1 hr 40 skate – CMC trails were nice – went fast and far

PM – 80 min Classic ski

Thursday

AM – 30 min run – felt about the same as on Tuesday

PM – 90 min classic ski before band concert in the evening – great conditions – could have stayed out longer.

Friday

AM – 75 skate CMC/Mineral

PM – 75 Classic CMC/Mineral

Saturday

Am – 2 hr classic ski from home

PM – 80 MTB

Totals – Ski – 13.5, Bike – 1.5, Run – 1.5, Swim – 1.5, Lifting – 0, total – 17.5

Week 7

Sunday

AM – 2 Hr CL + 1 hr lift

Monday

AM – 30 min run + 50 lift

PM – 90 Classic

tuesday

AM – 70 lift

PM – 90 Classic

Wed

AM – 90 skate

Pm -90 CL

Thursday

AM – 80 skate

PM – 70 CL

Friday

AM – 30 min run + 50 lift

PM – 2 hour CL

Saturday

AM – 2 hr CL + 3 hours of shoveling

Totals – Ski – 14.5, Lifting – 4.5, Run – 1

Total – 20

Week 8

Sunday

AM – 90 DP/Classic

PM – unable to train – shoveled driveway

Monday

AM – 30 run + 50 lift

PM – 100 min CL ski

Tuesday

AM – 35 run

PM -90 CL

Wed

AM – 1 hr 40 min CL @ CMC

PM – 80 min skate @ CMC before pep band

Thursday

AM – 30 run + 50 lift

PM – 2 hr and 10 minute skate ski at CMC – great conditions – fast and far

Friday –

AM – 35 min run

PM – 2 hr CL

Saturday –

AM – Relay Race with Christie – I did 4k of DP in about 13:30 – very cold – 2 hr Cl total in the morning

PM – 90 minute skate

Totals – Ski – 15, Lift – 2, Run – 2

Total – 19 hours

Part 3 – Christmas Break training is next!

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