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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

By the numbers

For the weekend...

March 28, 2008:
Distance: 15km
Time: 49:02
Max HR: 187
Ave HR: 176

Mar 30, 2008:
Distance: 30km
Time: 1:42:49
KCal: 1680

For the year...

Number of races: 35
Kilometers raced: 336
Pairs of skis raced: 9
Workouts Skate skiing: 83
Workouts Classic skiing: 95
Number of times I went for a run: 200
Hours spent doing activity defined as "other": 63
Time spent doing intervals: 32:09
Countries visited: 7
Number of entries in my morning HR chart: 4
Visits to this site on Monday: 321


I bet you're sitting there wishing that you kept such meticulous notes over the season too!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your travels and adventures around the world. It was very enjoyable to read your stories, along with Zach Caldwell/Kris Freeman, Kate Whitcomb and the athletes who have blogs on Fasterskier (Kikkan, Newell, Justin Freeman, etc)
A question for you-
You list your max heart rate as 187 and average at 176. Are those for skiing or absolute?
The reason I ask, is that I can't seem to reach the same max h.r. skiing as running. With running, I can hit 184, but can only do about 170 skating. Is this normal?

Good luck next season and keep writing those posts!

April 04, 2008 8:47 AM  
Blogger LAV said...

those were the numbers my HRM spit out after the race on Friday. Although 187 is the highest I've ever seen my HR so it could be my absolute max too.

It's not unusual to have different, sport-dependent max HRs. I think we had this discussion on the road this winter and Newell said he can get his max HR skating, Freeman said uphill running & Koos said ski bounding intervals. Part of it's a matter of comfort with the movement too. When you have the balance to really get out over your skis and apply power you can get your HR up higher skiing.

April 04, 2008 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curiousity had me asking the question whether elite skiers have the same max h.r. skiing as they do running or other sports.
I've read that most athletes who run and bike have lower max h.r. on a bike. The explaination was that a person's weight is supported by the bike.
It was surprising to see my skiing h.r. lower than running. I would think it would be similar, as you are using both your arms and legs, plus supporting your body weight.

Any way, thanks for your reply and good luck next season.

(still skiing in Wisconsin)

April 05, 2008 6:03 PM  

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