Roller Skiing (53)
Toppidrettsveka - Virtual World Classic Tour
I decided to enter the Toppidrettsveka - Virtual rollerski challenge.
Down and up
Classic style, double polling down, kick double pole up finishing with a bit of diagonal stride.25m56 down. 4m47 pace. Looking quite slow compared to skating now where I'm in the 3m05 range.
A variation on the route today. Decided to try and skate the Chronovélo from Meylan to Grenoble city hall. The Chronovélo are high speed cycle routes where bikes generally have priority over cars.
They rode at dawn
Early start due to the heat wave and a lot of people had the same idea. I was working on technique: high on the skis and using body weight to push, bending the knees as well as the hips.
More technique work. Trying for balance and feeling the outside edge of the skis.Overall 3m29/km, which is pretty good plus a PR of 19m28 on the south leg - previous PR was 20m43.
The gps didn't start properly but time was around 3m50/km.
A quick tour along the lake to check out conditions. It was pretty hot after lunch with a bit of a breeze from the north.
20m44 for the leg south, just 1 second off my PB - I'll have to try harder next time. There was a little bit of a tailwind mind. That's a pace of 3m26 / km; which is okay really.
Mix of double polling, diagonal stride and pole double kick. Got under an hour for the return trip, which is not bad. Starting to get a bit more slide and at least had good poles this time.
Back to skating
Back to skating, a little 20km roll in 1h20 at 4m/km average. A tail wind on the way home meant I moved up to 8th place on the Gieres-Domene segment in 10m40. Not bad.
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