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Old February 7th, 2017, 03:11 AM   #141
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What were you doing to manage 52 miles in one day? I don't get that high unless I am training for A2A and being very deliberate. It takes a chunk of time to skate that far.
Yeah, 52 miles is my biggest one day total in modern history. Maybe 20 years. Last year I hit 50 in one day. Before that...two decades went by without hitting 50 miles, and those were all done on speed skates, not freestyle slalom skates.

I did not set out to do 50 miles. I was thinking maybe 20 before the weather stopped me. It was my day off so I literally had the entire day to skate.

Took me 5hrs 13min skating time as per the GPS, although I know I forgot to Pause the thing at a rest stop or two. I was probably out there 8 hours as I ate lunch and took a few long breaks, not to mention the errand running on the longboard that morning.

I got an early skate to beat a bad weather forecast and used my longboard because the ground was wet until about noon and my board is built for wet conditions purposely. Wheels are very soft and grippy not to mention WIDE. They will not slip in corners. So I got 20 miles on the board and was not particularly tired.

So I skated home from the park, ate lunch, and returned to the park on my inline skates intending to add a few more miles. The weather looked nasty a couple of times but never rained all day. So I just kept skating and skating and skating. Before I knew it I was at 40 miles with an hour of daylight, the bad looking weather kept the fitness paths deserted of joggers and dog walkers, so I kept at it. At 50 of course I knew I was close to a modern day record and kept skating until I had a couple extra miles.

So I did most of those 50+ miles on two adjoining one-mile fitness path loops. BORING. I was listening to music on an iPhone the entire time. Also, about 5 miles were skated on the longboard running some errands before lunch - not on the loops. I have not been back to that stinking park since! Can't stand to look at it right now.

BTW...I had 107.8 miles of skating that week. Thanks for asking!
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Old February 7th, 2017, 01:10 PM   #142
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42 Hours for January, consistent and steady.

Concentrating on trick vocabulary rather than distance or duration.
I learned another 10 tricks this month.
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Old February 7th, 2017, 08:37 PM   #143
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42 Hours for January, consistent and steady.

Concentrating on trick vocabulary rather than distance or duration.
I learned another 10 tricks this month.
Even though I post my mileage info, I am much more interested in the time spent on my skates. Sometimes I skate chill, sometimes I hit it hard. Sometimes an hour means 6 miles skating on Downtown city streets, sometimes an hour means 12 miles on a fitness track.

Are we the only few skaters left not skating in roller rinks? You would think with the prevalence of GPS capability in smart phones that more skaters would be keeping track of miles. I have a girlfriend (my wife knows) who claims to be a technology dunce yet...she keeps track of her miles outdoors on speed quads in order to better rotate her wheels. Bummer is she does not post on Strava or anywhere public. I guess there are others doing same. Wish we could get them in here.
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Old March 5th, 2017, 07:10 PM   #144
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On to the first soggy month of 2017:

Hiking Totals
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2 Activities
16.74 miles
8:17:15 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 2,254 ft
Avg Speed: 2.0 mph
Avg HR: 85 bpm
Calories: 1,188 C
Max Distance: 8.90 mi
Max Avg Speed: 2.2 mph

Cycling Totals
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5 Activities
111.69 miles
9:55:08 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 2,733 ft
Avg Speed: 11.3 mph
Avg HR: 112 bpm
Calories: 3,132 C
Max Distance: 25.74 mi
Max Avg Speed: 12.3 mph

Skating Totals
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12 Activities
290.95 miles
27:13:35 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 8,329 ft
Avg Speed: 10.7 mph
Avg HR: 117 bpm
Calories: 8,869 C
Max Distance: 39.81 mi
Max Avg Speed: 12.5 mph

Total Totals
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19 Activities
419.37 miles
45:25:58 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 13,316 ft
Avg Speed: 9.2 mph
Avg HR: 110 bpm
Calories: 13,189 C
Max Distance: 39.81 mi
Max Avg Speed: 12.5 mph
And to the short, wet, month of February:

Hiking Totals
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2 Activities
12.23 miles
5:07:11 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 2,431 ft
Avg Speed: 2.4 mph
Avg HR: 92 bpm
Calories: 937 C
Max Distance: 9.36 mi
Max Avg Speed: 2.9 mph

Cycling Totals
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2 Activities
43.39 miles
4:15:43 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 912 ft
Avg Speed: 10.2 mph
Avg HR: 99 bpm
Calories: 1,007 C
Max Distance: 27.30 mi
Max Avg Speed: 11.5 mph

Skating Totals
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14 Activities
332.24 miles
30:16:24 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 10,338 ft
Avg Speed: 11.0 mph
Avg HR: 118 bpm
Calories: 10,688 C
Max Distance: 39.78 mi
Max Avg Speed: 12.5 mph

Total Totals
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18 Activities
387.85 miles
39:39:19 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 13,681 ft
Avg Speed: 9.8 mph
Avg HR: 113 bpm
Calories: 12,632 C
Max Distance: 9.78 mi
Max Avg Speed: 12.5 mph

I think February may may have actually been wetter than January. It didn't seem to rain as often but when it did rain, it took no prisoners. Thus, I actually got into more skating days than January but there were few marginal days to make up with cycling. Trade shows and interviews also took a bite. There is hope that March's result will be disrupted by the later.

As of this writing, I am hiding out from a washed out Sunday workout. 'Taking a break from interview prep for Tomorrow's third round.
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Old March 5th, 2017, 11:17 PM   #145
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Nice ESE! Impressive as always. Forgot it was a new month until you posted - which created an email to jog my memory.

I have been going for QUALITY instead of quantity this year, so my miles have dropped but my enjoyment has risen.

For February: 28 hours of skating for a total of 248 miles and 24 sessions. As always, my totals include inline skating and longboard sessions.

Happy March everyone! (all three of you).
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Old April 1st, 2017, 02:02 AM   #146
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This month I had 13 days in a row of skating, 15 sessions, for 218 miles. Best in some time.

Total miles for March = 251 (Jan = 239, Feb = 248)

2017 Total = 737.6

Missed a lot of days in the beginning of March due to a strained MCL. Weather was fantastic.

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Old April 4th, 2017, 03:50 AM   #147
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And to the short, wet, month of February:

Hiking Totals
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2 Activities
12.23 miles
5:07:11 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 2,431 ft
Avg Speed: 2.4 mph
Avg HR: 92 bpm
Calories: 937 C
Max Distance: 9.36 mi
Max Avg Speed: 2.9 mph

Cycling Totals
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2 Activities
43.39 miles
4:15:43 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 912 ft
Avg Speed: 10.2 mph
Avg HR: 99 bpm
Calories: 1,007 C
Max Distance: 27.30 mi
Max Avg Speed: 11.5 mph

Skating Totals
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14 Activities
332.24 miles
30:16:24 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 10,338 ft
Avg Speed: 11.0 mph
Avg HR: 118 bpm
Calories: 10,688 C
Max Distance: 39.78 mi
Max Avg Speed: 12.5 mph

Total Totals
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18 Activities
387.85 miles
39:39:19 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 13,681 ft
Avg Speed: 9.8 mph
Avg HR: 113 bpm
Calories: 12,632 C
Max Distance: 9.78 mi
Max Avg Speed: 12.5 mph
And Marching onward:

Hiking Totals
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2 Activities
19.15 miles
8:05:17 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 5,079 ft
Avg Speed: 2.4 mph
Avg HR: 96 bpm
Calories: 1,869 C
Max Distance: 9.82 mi
Max Avg Speed: 2.6 mph

Skating Totals
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26 Activities
505.15 miles
45:54:25 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 14,252 ft
Avg Speed: 11.0 mph
Avg HR: 118 bpm
Calories: 17,450 C
Max Distance: 39.74 mi
Max Avg Speed: 12.9 mph

Total Totals
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28 Activities
524.30 miles
53:59:42 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 19,331 ft
Avg Speed: 9.7 mph
Avg HR: 115 bpm
Calories: 19,319 C
Max Distance: 39.74 mi
Max Avg Speed: 12.9 mph

March was stellar. There were a few rain outs, including the one mentioned during the last report but they weren't overwhelming and I made good progress on the dry days. Curiously, there was even a fake out rain day. The radar clearly showed rain but I went anyway and when I got there I found dry roads. What the hell?

I had no need for the bike. I cranked out over 500 miles on skates, the biggest haul since August and hands down the best month since the Move.

April will certainly be less, and not just because it has one fewer days. I'm starting a new job on Wednesday and travelling the following week. Until I get the skate to work routine down the numbers are going to be meagre.

When that does come, it should be pretty good. The new office is about 10 miles from home. Not all of it is stellar and some is unfamiliar. Almost all is on road so stops will degrade performance but 20 miles per day should bring up the distance stats anyway.
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Old April 4th, 2017, 04:39 PM   #148
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...April will certainly be less, and not just because it has one fewer days...
Same here. This week weather, dentist, finishing up some PT on my strained MCL all taking skating time away. Next week a vacation with the wife = no skating. Last week of April my job is the busiest all year traditionally, so I will be working sunup to sundown 14 days (including the first week of May). Sucks. Will be lucky to log 100 miles.

Good luck with the new job! Wish I could find one.
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