29 Dec 2003 21:24:36
32 degrees
2003 in review

Greetings, rec.skiing. nordic

Please feel free to join this thread and submit any information
you have compiled regarding your year. You don't have
to answer all the question - feel free to add any other info
you'd like.

Have a great, injury-free new year, everyone!!!


1. How many miles/kilometres (or hours) did you ski/run/rollerski/mtn bike
this year?
2. What were your highest and lowest mileage(hour) weeks?
3. What was your longest run/ski/mtnbike ?
4. How many (if at all) races did you enter?
5. What were your best and worst race performances?
6. Do you have a favorite, memorable ski/run that you did this year?
7. What was the craziest weather you endured while working out?
8. What were your goals for 2003? Did you achieve them?
9. What are your goals for 2004?
10. Do you have a favorite ski event that you enjoyed watching or competing
in?

Jeff Kalember (stole this from rec.running)


Here are mine...
1. I don't do miles I do HOURS - and I totalled 180. (180 hours =
120 running 60 hours nordic skiing) In my prime I was usually right around
380 hours/year but three kids, a wife and a job have taken some time !!
2. Highest/lowest - High mileage week 8.5 hours back in August.
3. Longest run 26.2 miles - Longest ski 2:40 minutes back in February.
4. Three races this year - 26.2 miles in 3:21 running, 5km running in 18:06
and one mile in 5:23
(first year in 15 years I did NOT do a ski race)
5. Best and worst performance - see above. It was my best also my worst -
my PR for the marathon is 2:51 so I was well off that, ditto for the 5km
(best 15:59)
Worst performance was not doing a ski race - it really bummed me out.
6. Favorite run was with my CC running team ( I coach high school) along
the
pictured rocks national lakeshore (www.nps.gov/piro) ... 15 miles of awesome
shoreline with 180 foot sandstone cliffs.
7. Craziest weather? Ran 10 miles in a howling snowstorm through 8 inches
of slush and 40 mph winds.
8/9. Goals? Run Bayshore Marathon - met it. Same for next year. Would
like to do a couple ski marathons too.
10. Quote? by my high school CC team "Cross country - finally a good use
for golf courses."

Happy skiing all
JK





30 Dec 2003 06:02:14
FrontRunner
Re: 2003 in review


"32 degrees" <kalember@NOSPAMchartermi.net > wrote in message
news:vv1of4pko19ref@corp.supernews.com...
> Greetings, rec.skiing. nordic
>
> Please feel free to join this thread and submit any information
> you have compiled regarding your year. You don't have
> to answer all the question - feel free to add any other info
> you'd like.
>
> Have a great, injury-free new year, everyone!!!
>
>
> 1. How many miles/kilometres (or hours) did you ski/run/rollerski/mtn bike

Ski 776 mi, Rollerski 2,765 mi, bike 678 mi Total hrs 430

> this year?
> 2. What were your highest and lowest mileage(hour) weeks?

15 hrs , 2,5 hrs

> 3. What was your longest run/ski/mtnbike ?

52 mile rollerski 40 mile ski

> 4. How many (if at all) races did you enter?

12 ski races 1 mtn bike

> 5. What were your best and worst race performances?

93rd in the birkie, way back there in the Iceman cometh mtn bike race

> 6. Do you have a favorite, memorable ski/run that you did this year?

Birkie as always

> 7. What was the craziest weather you endured while working out?

6 inches of fresh snow for the Iceman

> 8. What were your goals for 2003? Did you achieve them?

Beat Pete D - yes!

> 9. What are your goals for 2004?

Top 100 again in the Birkie

> 10. Do you have a favorite ski event that you enjoyed watching or
competing
> in?

Birkie


THe FrontRunner

>
> Jeff Kalember (stole this from rec.running)
>
>
> Here are mine...
> 1. I don't do miles I do HOURS - and I totalled 180. (180 hours =
> 120 running 60 hours nordic skiing) In my prime I was usually right
around
> 380 hours/year but three kids, a wife and a job have taken some time !!
> 2. Highest/lowest - High mileage week 8.5 hours back in August.
> 3. Longest run 26.2 miles - Longest ski 2:40 minutes back in February.
> 4. Three races this year - 26.2 miles in 3:21 running, 5km running in
18:06
> and one mile in 5:23
> (first year in 15 years I did NOT do a ski race)
> 5. Best and worst performance - see above. It was my best also my
worst -
> my PR for the marathon is 2:51 so I was well off that, ditto for the 5km
> (best 15:59)
> Worst performance was not doing a ski race - it really bummed me out.
> 6. Favorite run was with my CC running team ( I coach high school) along
> the
> pictured rocks national lakeshore (www.nps.gov/piro) ... 15 miles of
awesome
> shoreline with 180 foot sandstone cliffs.
> 7. Craziest weather? Ran 10 miles in a howling snowstorm through 8
inches
> of slush and 40 mph winds.
> 8/9. Goals? Run Bayshore Marathon - met it. Same for next year. Would
> like to do a couple ski marathons too.
> 10. Quote? by my high school CC team "Cross country - finally a good use
> for golf courses."
>
> Happy skiing all
> JK
>
>
>




30 Dec 2003 06:52:09
John Forrest Tomlinson
Re: 2003 in review

"32 degrees" <kalember@NOSPAMchartermi.net > wrote in message news:<vv1of4pko19ref@corp.supernews.com>...
> Greetings, rec.skiing. nordic
>
> Please feel free to join this thread and submit any information
> you have compiled regarding your year.

This promises to be intersting, but the ski year for most people
crosses the calendar year, so it might be best to wait to do this (for
people in the northern hemisphere at least) till April or May, and
look back at the preceding 12 months then.

JT


30 Dec 2003 07:24:37
Serge
Re: 2003 in review

> 1. How many miles/kilometres (or hours) did you ski/run/roller ski/mtn bike
> this year?
Bike - about 100 miles weekly.
Speed skates(summer) or rollerskiis (winter) - about 45 miles a week

> 2. What were your highest and lowest mileage(hour) weeks?
200mi - bike and 30mi - skates.

> 3. What was your longest run/ski/mtnbike ?
120 mile(10000' elevation gain)- Mt.Hamilton Challenge bike tour.
30K(1500' elevation gain) Great Ski Race - 1:55

> 4. How many (if at all) races did you enter?
1 bike race
1 ski race
7 inline speed skate races

> 5. What were your best and worst race performances?
1st Master B in North Cal. outdoor skating championship in 6/50K races.
Last in Long Beach skating marathon in Pro Masters (cramps).

> 6. Do you have a favorite, memorable ski/run that you did this year?
Napa Vally Skating marathon - fell and still finish 2nd in my category.

> 7. What was the craziest weather you endured while working out?
Roller ski in downpour for 2hr in November - came home with boots
full of water.

> 8. What were your goals for 2003? Did you achieve them?
Kidding?

> 9. What are your goals for 2004?
3 bike races, 5 ski races, 8 inline speed skate races.

> 10. Do you have a favorite ski event that you enjoyed watching or competing
> in?
They would not let me close to anything I am watching and I wouldn't
watch anything I am competing in.


30 Dec 2003 07:54:42
Dell Todd
Re: 2003 in review

This is a good thread.

> 1. How many miles/kilometres (or hours) did you ski/run/rollerski/mtn bike
> this year?

Skied 91 hours incl. r-ski 252 miles for a total of 702 miles
Ran 238 hours for 1732 miles
= 329 hours plus some weight lifting & yoga / stretching which I
recently began to log

> 2. What were your highest and lowest mileage(hour) weeks?

12.5 hrs to 3 hrs. Avg 6.3 hrs

> 3. What was your longest run/ski/mtnbike ?

Ran 26.2
Skied 55k Birkie

> 4. How many (if at all) races did you enter?

3 races run
10 races skied

> 5. What were your best and worst race performances?

Birkie - broke 3 hour barrier
Chgo Marathon where I qualified for Boston, despite gastrointestinal /
gatorade issues

> 6. Do you have a favorite, memorable ski/run that you did this year?

Ref: Chgo story. Best training story was a 14 miler this fall. Though
I didnt bring any water, it rained extremely hard, such that I
actually inhaled so much water I needed to relieve myself several
times. That was weird. Another one was when the family was sailing. I
inflated the zodiac, rowed in & stowed it ashore. Ran about 10 miles
with 6 x 1k in the middle. Intense workout, on a real backwoods road
with zero company, in the dark, with my headlamp. Almost scary. Then I
rowed back, tied up, & slipped into the black black water to cool off.
That was unique. Fun.

> 7. What was the craziest weather you endured while working out?

#6, in the rain.

> 8. What were your goals for 2003? Did you achieve them?

Break 3 hrs for ski marathon - check
Qualify for Boston - check
Break 3 hours for road marathon - so close through 21 miles, but they
don't hand out awards for 21 miles in a marathon - incomplete

> 9. What are your goals for 2004?

Get more snow
Get close to top 250 @ birkie
Improve CL race results
Break 3 @ Chgo
Beat Old Dog. There I said it.

> 10. Do you have a favorite ski event that you enjoyed watching or competing
> in?

Chgo marathon is quite a spectacle. The crowds "woo-wooing" in the
skyscraper canyons makes for an inspiring sound effect. You can't help
but be cheered.

Train hard !

Dell


30 Dec 2003 10:48:59
Jay Tegeder
Re: 2003 in review

"32 degrees" <kalember@NOSPAMchartermi.net > wrote in message news:<vv1of4pko19ref@corp.supernews.com>...
> Greetings, rec.skiing. nordic
>
> Please feel free to join this thread and submit any information
> you have compiled regarding your year. You don't have
> to answer all the question - feel free to add any other info
> you'd like.
>
> Have a great, injury-free new year, everyone!!!
>
>
> 1. How many miles/kilometres (or hours) did you ski/run/rollerski/mtn bike
> this year?

I think I trained about 400 hours with tons of it on the bike. In
fact, I rode 3300 miles this year which is a lot for me.

> 2. What were your highest and lowest mileage(hour) weeks?

My highest was 11 1/2 hours and the lowest was probably around 4. I
averaged about 8 hours per week with lots of it on the bike as I
mentioned.

> 3. What was your longest run/ski/mtnbike ?

My longest bike rides were a couple of metric centuries. I did a 50
mile bike time trial too. My longest ski race was the Birkie and my
longets rollerski was about 45 kilometers.

> 4. How many (if at all) races did you enter?

I did about 9 ski races and 6 bike races.

> 5. What were your best and worst race performances?

I had an average ski year. My best performance was probably the
Osceola, Wisconsin road bike race. My worst performance was the Afton
mountain bike race where I got knocked out on the last lap.

> 6. Do you have a favorite, memorable ski/run that you did this year?

Skiing the Birkie Trail is always right up there. Skiing at Lake
Placid is pretty fun too. The Balsam Branch Trails in Amery, Wisconsin
are probably my favorite within an hour of Saint Paul. I skied there
earlier this month.

> 7. What was the craziest weather you endured while working out?

Probaby freezing rain while skiing.

> 8. What were your goals for 2003? Did you achieve them?

Top 200 in the Birkie is my only goal. I didn't make it this year but
I actually ski better out of wave 1 so it's okay not to reach my goal
if that makes sense.

> 9. What are your goals for 2004?

Top 200 in the Birkie. Getting tougher every year.

> 10. Do you have a favorite ski event that you enjoyed watching or competing
> in?
>

The Birkie for competing and World Cup Nordic races for spectating.

Jay Tegeder
"On the podium if the right people don't show up!" JT


31 Dec 2003 05:15:36
Eric W. Chandler
Re: 2003 in review

>1. How many miles/kilometres (or hours) did you ski/run/rollerski/mtn bike
>this year?
226 hours total (112 hours of running and 40 hours of skate skiing the top two
categories)


>2. What were your highest and lowest mileage(hour) weeks?
Highest April 27th week = 9.0 spinup to grandma's marathon
Lowest = Zero. More times than I care to admit
>3. What was your longest run/ski/mtnbike ?
4:15:00 hike/run in White Tank Mountains west of Phoenix
OR 3:55:00 run Grandma's Marathon disaster.

>4. How many (if at all) races did you enter?
13 races; 6 ski races (3 were >25k) and 7 running races (1 marathon)

>5. What were your best and worst race performances?

Best=Birkie. Got into Wave 2 from Wave 3 on not much training.
Worst+ Grandma's Marathon 30 minutes off plan; mostly due to failure to follow
some golden rules. Worth doing because I learned a lot of good lessons...the
hard way.
>6. Do you have a favorite, memorable ski/run that you did this year?
I remember the start of the Mora where it was 0F outside and 20 knots of wind
and when the announcer asked if everybody was ready to go there was a big
cheer. Truly a great sport when people are stoked to play outside when other
people are on the couch.

>7. What was the craziest weather you endured while working out?
See above and also the Pepsi Challenge half I did was also 0f and wicked windy.

>8. What were your goals for 2003? Did you achieve them?
250 hours of volume. 25 hours short.
Move up a wave in Birkie. Yes.
Run under 3.5 hours in Grandma's. No.
Body Mass Index: Normal. Yes.
There's more but you don't care.

>9. What are your goals for 2004?
Lose ten pounds.
Birkie Wave One in 2005. Either via Birkie 04 or another long race.
Grandma's in 3.5 hours or less.
Concentrate on more strength training/core for XC
300 hours of volume.

>10. Do you have a favorite ski event that you enjoyed watching or competing
>in?

Birkie Baby. It's crazy, but it's worth it.




Eric "Shmo" Chandler
Duluth, MN



31 Dec 2003 09:19:29
Bob Larson
Re: 2003 in review

> 1. How many miles/kilometres (or hours) did you ski/run/rollerski/mtn bike
> this year?
407 hours ...
1400 miles biking, 500 miles running, 50 miles swimming, 670 miles skiing,
3262 minutes on aerobic machines, 1200 sets on the weights, 960 miles
rollerskiing, 31 miles kayaking, and zero hours dryland training!

> 2. What were your highest and lowest mileage(hour) weeks?

12 hours in mid Sept (almost 8 hours on rollerskis)
0.8 in late April (sick)

> 3. What was your longest run/ski/mtnbike ?

70 mile road bike ride ... bonked (I can't believe THAT is the
longest. It was a bad year.)

> 4. How many (if at all) races did you enter?

1 ski race, 1 duathlon, 1 triathlon

> 5. What were your best and worst race performances?

Okoboji Triathlon, 15th overall ... best
Birkie 396th overall ... worst

> 6. Do you have a favorite, memorable ski/run that you did this year?

Skiing Murphy-Hanrehan, razorback x 3, about 2 weeks ago.

> 7. What was the craziest weather you endured while working out?

Rollerskiing in January in Minnesota! I.e. global warming.

> 8. What were your goals for 2003? Did you achieve them?

Goal was to maintain, and I barely did.

> 9. What are your goals for 2004?

Ski the Birkie and place a little better. Do more/longer bike rides
(at least one ride > 100 miles)

> 10. Do you have a favorite ski event that you enjoyed watching or competing
> in?
Has to be the Birkie, but it's a love/hate thing.

Happy New Year!
Bob


01 Jan 2004 19:01:40
John O'Connell
Re: 2003 in review

> >
> > 1. How many miles/kilometres (or hours) did you ski/run/rollerski/mtn bike
> > this year?
>
> 320 hours
>
> > 2. What were your highest and lowest mileage(hour) weeks?
>
> Highest was 13....then I slept for the next week
>
> > 3. What was your longest run/ski/mtnbike ?
>
> 50K North American Vasa Ski Race
>
> > 4. How many (if at all) races did you enter?
>
> I did 7 ski races
>
> > 5. What were your best and worst performances ?
>
> My best performance was probably the
> day I beat both of the Jays (Tegeder and Wenner....Sly D. Skeez.) My worst performance was the day the Frontrunner and Birkebeiner Pete ganged up to beat me......(in golf)

Best ski race was City of Lakes Loppet....changing from the Birkie to
the Kortaloppet the morning of the race and then falling 5 times and
bonking had to be my worst, I was 20 minutes behind people that I
often ski with.
>
> > 6. Do you have a favorite, memorable ski/run that you did this year?
>
>I'm not as fond of the Birkie trail as others because the hills keep
growing year after year. End of the season skiing in Elk River, MN was
exceptional last March
>
> > 7. What was the craziest weather you endured while working out?
>
> Hail storm biking back from Rice Lake, WI to my cabin, no shelter anywhere so I had to ride right thru. The noise from the hail hitting my helmet was memorable as were the bruises on my back
>
> > 8. What were your goals for 2003? Did you achieve them?
>
> Each year I hope to hit 360 hours exercising (an hour a day)...I was about 10% short in 2003
>
> > 9. What are your goals for 2004?
>
> 360 hours and to be fit enough to enjoy ski racing
>
> > 10. Do you have a favorite ski event that you enjoyed watching or competing
> > in?
> >
> Mora Vasaloppet, Seeley Hills Classic, City Of Lakes Loppet to participate in. The Birkie is a great event but my performace over the years has been so uneven it is always a crap shoot for me on the hills to Hayward
>
>
> John O'Connell
>4th Wave skier but 1st wave consumer....used to be elite but, well
I'm a bit older now.


02 Jan 2004 10:18:45
Sly D. Skeez
Re: 2003 in review

"32 degrees" <kalember@NOSPAMchartermi.net > wrote in message news:<vv1of4pko19ref@corp.supernews.com>...

> 1. How many miles/kilometres (or hours) did you ski/run/rollerski/mtn bike
> this year?
> 2. What were your highest and lowest mileage(hour) weeks?
> 3. What was your longest run/ski/mtnbike ?
> 4. How many (if at all) races did you enter?
> 5. What were your best and worst race performances?
> 6. Do you have a favorite, memorable ski/run that you did this year?
> 7. What was the craziest weather you endured while working out?
> 8. What were your goals for 2003? Did you achieve them?
> 9. What are your goals for 2004?
> 10. Do you have a favorite ski event that you enjoyed watching or competing
> in?

3. This is interesting. I did 4 ski races last season. Wow, that's
low. The Pepsi, City of Lakes, Mora and the Birkie. The best ski race
was Mora (2nd in the 35), but I also skied the Pepsi (9th) and Birkie
(41st) well, particularly with the Pepsi being the first race of the
year. The City of Lakes was one to forget, but the worst race was my
token mt bike race, the Chequamegon. The day started with eating
Ammonium D and packing toilet paper. I broke a chain twice and ran the
bike a few miles to the finish.

6. A memorable workout. Hmmm, how about a 25 mile hike over two passes
in Glacier National Park. I thought I broke a toe, ended up drinking
water from a stream, which lead to my Ammonium D Chequamegon.

8. I'm not much of a goal setter. I wanted to win the 35 k Mora, and
came close. I wanted to beat Krenz in the Birkie, and he got me by at
least a minute, maybe two.

9. I guess my goals this year are about the same as last year. I'd
like to really improve my classic result at Seeley in a couple weeks.
Usually I'm about 15th or so and I'd like to break into the top 10
depending on who shows. I think I can do it so long as I stand up and
stay on my feet.

Jay Wenner


08 Jan 2004 07:03:38
John Hart
Re: 2003 in review

"32 degrees" <kalember@NOSPAMchartermi.net > wrote in message news:<vv1of4pko19ref@corp.supernews.com>...
> Greetings, rec.skiing. nordic
>
> Please feel free to join this thread and submit any information
> you have compiled regarding your year. You don't have
> to answer all the question - feel free to add any other info
> you'd like.
>
> Have a great, injury-free new year, everyone!!!
>
snip


1. How many miles/kilometres (or hours) did you ski/run/rollerski/mtn
bike this year? Total hours: 165. Skiing 68, running 10, roller ski
25, biking 40, gym 22. Not much LSD training.
2. What were your highest and lowest mileage (hour) weeks? Max about
12 hours, min Zero several times.
3. What was your longest run/ski/mtnbike ? longest ski 51k.
4. How many (if at all) races did you enter? All on snow, two
marathons, six 5ks, two 10ks.
5. What were your best and worst race performances? First timer
Birkie from the 4th wave moved up to the 2nd wave for this year.
Second best was a full length 50k in 2:45. Worst: a 10k at -5F in
early January which I just felt awful from the start.
6. Do you have a favorite, memorable ski/run that you did this year?
Many including the two marathons mentioned above.
7. What was the craziest weather you endured while working out? The
Great Glen to Bretton Woods Event in the untimed catagory with the
wife, due to tough waxing conditions and different skiing abilities.
At least I did not use my waxless RCS Fischers, since the wife did not
have her waxless skis. Glad I insisted that we bail at the 25k point.
8. What were your goals for 2003? Did you achieve them? A decent
result at the Birkie. Yes.
9. What are your goals for 2004? Sneak into the Birkie 1st wave, but
this is going to be tough due to the lack of training the last few
years. Major goal, increase my training hours for 2004 and enter
dryland races such as cycling time trials and etc. Increase my core
strength.
10. Do you have a favorite ski event that you enjoyed watching or
competing in? The Birkie.

John