Less is More

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by The Nail, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. The Nail

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    Any recommendations to share for snowshoe and/or cross-country ski setups? I've got zero experience with both. But need to get in my cardio, and I hate treadmills.
     
  2. offwidth

    offwidth More than 5000 posts

    Skis run the whole gamut of prices. For your use I wouldn't go extravagant, until you decide if you like it or not. Some years in Chi it doesn't get good enough snow either. But all you need is to know correct length. And go waxless. You can pick up used kit at Play it Again. There are different types of bindings, so you need boots that match.

    Snow Shoes likewise can get pricey, but you don't need expensive racing, or alpine models to start. Something entry level would be just fine. That still will set you back at least $160.00 MSR used to make decent stuff.
     
  3. Michael Scott

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    @The Nail, I imagine that you aren't going outside walking for the next few days, what with the temps dropping well below zero, plus the wind.....
     
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  4. The Nail

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    Thank you! I'll likely get the snow shoes because I want the capability to ruck in them as well and want to keep costs down...I've already spent a bunch of money this year in cold weather gear. Also, I don't really have the room to store a pair of full sized skis.
     
  5. The Nail

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    With windchill as bad as -60 coming up I am going to play it by ear. My boots and gloves can handle that, but I don't have pants & jacket enough to break that sort of wind.
     
  6. offwidth

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    I've trained a lot in extreme temperatures over the years. Everything from -40c to +40c. One thing that I've learned is that there is a fine line between bad-a$$ and dumb-a$$...
     
  7. The Nail

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    I got my locomotion in tonight while it was only -16.

    01.29
    Locomotion
    4:30 PM
    Walk, snow ranging from 4 inches to above knee height (drifting!)
    1.49 miles
    37 minutes
    24:54 min/mi
    Avg HR 129 BPM
    Max HR 159

    This was intense. 30 MPH winds making for -16 windchill. I’m really tired.
     
  8. Strong Rick

    Strong Rick More than 2500 posts

    Wow! Talk about building character.
    Good on you
     
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  9. The Nail

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    Locomotion
    4:00 PM
    Walk, path was plowed!!!
    1.1 miles
    25 minutes
    24:21 min/mi
    Avg HR 121 BPM
    Max HR 135
    Pacing information is off a little, as I had it on while I finished preparing to go outside and when I started up my car to let it run a bit.

    Wind chill -40f. Coldest weather I have ever trained in! Was scheduled to lift today, but realized I might not have another opportunity to train in -40f weather for free again. I was going to do two laps of the plowed path, but my exposed eyes were starting to water so I packed it in.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2019
  10. Michael Scott

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    Yeah, I stepped outside this morning to feel what 40-50 below felt like. I was very happy that my company closed for the day. I mean, shorts and a t-shirt might have had something to do with my brief venture out of doors....

     
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  11. Strong Rick

    Strong Rick More than 2500 posts

    :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  12. offwidth

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    Must be the cold....
     
  13. The Nail

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    (y)
     
  14. The Nail

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    02.01 - Buteyko
    10:00 PM
    3xL15 btb
    EBH 30, 35, 40 / MAX 65, 80, 90

    --

    02.02.2019 - Lifting

    Home, 09:30
    Mobility
    RS Glute Work
    FMS Mobility Complex
    Downward Dog

    MGG @ 10:30 AM

    Squat
    185 x 3r x 7s
    Left side of my neck was sore the past few days. Think I must of slightly tweaked it walking in all that snow and ice. Was still a bit stiff today, made it difficult to keep the bar even on my back. You can see in the video it’s slightly tipped to the right.

    Bench
    165 x 3r x 7s
    This lift is really coming along! I’m developing the ability to utilize the lats so well it feels almost like a hip hinge.

    Deadlift
    235 x 2r x 5s
    Focusing hard on cramping the lats and locking down that hook grip hard before I kick off the pull. Going nicely.

    Today's videos:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Z34yQYYZCnFTCAj8
     
  15. The Nail

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    02.03.2018 - Locomotion

    Last run was on 01/06!

    Mobility
    Downward dog, FMS mobility complex

    Locomotion
    11:00 AM
    30 minute run
    1.54 miles
    117 bpm avg hr
    19:32 min/mi

    This felt sooo good! Ran through an odd combination of slicker than snot ice and lots of ankle deep water with the snow melting in this INCREDIBLE 45 DEGREE WEATHER!

    This was really great.
     
  16. offwidth

    offwidth More than 5000 posts

    Running in tough conditions like that is one of my favourite things. Because if you can make a good accounting of yourself in those circumstances, then think how good a run becomes through the forest on a crisp and clear fall morning...
     
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  17. The Nail

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    Great point!
     
  18. The Nail

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    02.04.2019 - Lifting

    Buteyko
    7:14 AM
    1xL16
    EBH 30 / MAX 65

    MGG @ 5:00 PM

    Squat
    185 x 3r x 7s

    Bench
    165 x 3r x 7s

    Pull
    235 x 2r x 5s

    Slept like Hell last night; something was going on around here. I was woken up by emergency sirens 3 times. Odd. Managed to have a very good session. I’m tempted to increase the volume on all the lifts next session.
     
  19. The Nail

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    02.04
    Evening Buteyko
    10:00 PM
    3xL15 btb
    EBH 30, 40, 50 / MAX 65, 90, 100
    Great session!


    02.05 - Locomotion

    Buteyko
    7:14 AM
    1xL16
    EBH 30 / MAX 75

    Locomotion
    4:30 PM
    30 minute run
    17:39 min/mi
    125 avg hr
    138 max hr
    Great run! Lots of ice, but not enough to wear my yak trax.
     
  20. The Nail

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    02.09 - Lifting 80%

    Buteyko
    7:45 AM
    1xL16
    EBH 30 / MAX 70

    MGG @ 10:30 AM

    Squat
    215 x 2r x 10s
    Worked on moving my grip in a finger’s width - index is on the ring now. Helped keep everything nice and tight, but did seem to force more bend in my neck. Need to stay on top of my FMS mobility work.

    Bench
    195 x 2r x 10s
    Worked on not rushing so much - pausing a few counts after unracking & pausing between each rep. Gotta make sure I don’t outrun that rack command.

    Pull
    280 x 1r x 10s
    Worked on locking in those lats HARD into the hips.

    Great session. Every rep was smooth

    Video footage of the last set of each lift.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/P2nQJ5TxaT6s8pmFA
     

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