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IMCDA 2015 Training Update-Week #7(of 26)-Skiing

Week 7 was a little bit of deviation from the original plan. I had some free ski passes for Camelback ski area in the poconos, so I took a friend from work along for a free day of skiing. The forecast was to be very cold and windy, and it was, just not as bad as what they were calling for. We bundled up and made sure no skin was exposed. It ended up being a really nice day. I hadn’t downhill skiied since last Winter in Stowe, so it was nice to get out on the slopes a bit.

Saturday morning was my new treadmill delivery and the very courteous delivery guys arrived promptly at around 10:30. They started setting up the treadmill and eventually I heard them calling for me from the basement. They regretfully informed me that the plastic connector on the main wire from the motor to the console was broken. 🙁 I was a bit disappointed, but hey shit happens. They left and said they would call Tony at the Fitness Factory Outlet to let him know. Within an hour, Troy from the FFO had called and said he had a spare from another unit and he would bring it up and finish setting it up. It was snowing pretty good out so it took him a little longer than expected. He set it all up and I was all set. Looks like I was going to do a treadmill run tomorrow.

Spirit Fitness xt485 Treadmill 1
Spirit Fitness xt485 Treadmill 1

After Troy left, I finally got my trainer ride in. I got a good 3 hour trainer ride in too and followed it up with a 10 minute brick on my new treadmill too.

It was another fairly solid week. I took a rest day on Monday since I was a bit tired after my long run the previous Sunday. I also bagged my long swim on Friday in lieu of skiing all day. I thought maybe I could do that Friday evening, but I was pretty tired after my day of skiing.

Training Peaks-IMCDA 2015 Training Week #7
Training Peaks-IMCDA 2015 Training Week #7

On Sunday, I broke the new treadmill by running an actual half-marathon distnace on it. It held up quite well too. The speed on it seems to be a bit lower than what my Garmin was saying. Not a big deal though since I typically pay more attention to my Garmin and heart rate anyway. I also turned the the clock over.

Treadmill time turnover
Treadmill time turnover


One other note, is my strength training is getting kyboshed more frequently than I care to admit. I really wanted to get into a regular routine but I am usually so tired I cannot muster up the energy to do.

Training Peaks-IMCDA 2015 Training Week #7 - PMC Chart
Training Peaks-IMCDA 2015 Training Week #7 – PMC Chart

Although my volume was about the same as last week, My intensity(IF) was a little lower taking some stress off my system.

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TSS by Week” width=”389″ height=”389″ /> Training Peaks-IMCDA 2015 Training Week #7 – TSS by Week

HRV is maintaining a steady level, which gives me some piece of mind that training is going well and I am not overtaxing my system too much.

IMCDA 2015 Training Week #7 - HRV  Trend
IMCDA 2015 Training Week #7 – HRV Trend

As you can see from the iThlete training guide, Friday was probably a good day to switch gears and do a little skiing.

IMCDA 2015 Training Week #7 - HRV  Training Guide
IMCDA 2015 Training Week #7 – HRV Training Guide

Lake Placid Winter 2013-Day 7-Thawin’ Out!

After two days of inactivity, I was ready to explode. The high temperature for the day was expected to be up to 9F(Heat Wave!), so I already had it in my mind to do a morning and afternoon skate-ski. I had a good healthy breakfast upon waking and was off to Mt. Van Hoevenberg around 10am. I have to admit it was still pretty cold out, but there was no wind and the sun was beaming. It was a total “Bluebird” day.

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I quickly forgot about the cold after hitting a few hills. I decided to try to hit some different configurations of trails on the Biathlon side of Van Ho. After about an hour, I headed back to the house for lunch. With a bunch of leftovers accumulating in the fridge, I made a good effort on cleaning them up.

After refueling, I was ready to go again for an afternoon skate. Denise decided to hang back and do a local snowshoe off River Rd. I dropped her off at the trailhead and made my way to Van Ho. I decided to do the Porter Mtn. Loops in the afternoon. They were extremely challenging! THere isn’t much flat on this trail and it is long. I basically just did that and the East Mt. loop on each end. A total of around 9 miles for the PM ski and 15 miles(25k) for the day. Not a bad outing.

For dinner we headed over to The Cowboy over on Saranac Ave. This is the former Carribean Cowboy, which was located behind Saranac Sourdough. We had attempted to go here on Thursday night, but they were closed(WTH??) on Thursday. Anyway, we had a killer dinner. I had the black bean mushroom burger with sweet potato fries again and Denise had the Green Curry dish on Polenta instead of the Udon noodles. She was raving about it. Awesome!

Busy day, but not a ton to really report. Managed to get a few pictures driving to and from the trails. I actually took a series of images over by the Adirondack Loj Road of the mountains to to create a big panorama, but the file size was immense when I merged the images in Ps. Work on that later!