It's been a very well rounded week, which is my goal this winter. Breakdown is as follows:
34.7 miles running
13.9 kilometers skate skiing.
6.4 miles elliptical.
The skiing distance is pretty unimpressive for someone who knows what they're doing, but that's not me yet. The effort put forth to get most of those kilometers equates to buttkicking workouts for me as I'm still learning. However, the tide may be starting to change there, as I continue to see big improvement and it's feeling easier.
That being said, I still have a lot to learn with skate skiing. Jim pointed out that I need to lean forward more when climbing, and he's right. And I noticed by watching my own shadow when the sun was at my back that I need to keep my poles closer in. I'm sure there's more.
Really great day though. Happy to have gotten out. Legs didn't really feel sore from yesterday, which was a nice surprise.
Skate skied 6.6km @ 10.5 kph/avg (6.5 mph).
Well groomed trails (fields were great, woods were icy.. after one short section in the woods, we stuck to the fields).
Mid teens to around 20, sunny.
Long pants, fleece jacket, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.