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Training Log: OutdoorsMama

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trekking1 3:31:00 9.51(22:12) 15.3(13:47)
  Spin class2 1:45:00
  Biking1 1:15:00
  Hockey2 1:05:00
  XC Skiing1 40:00
  Total5 8:16:00 9.51 15.3

Thursday Dec 14 #


Yesterday set a couple records for snowfall for the banana belt....daily snowfall (for the day) and accumulation to date.
Of course, 6" is a lot any time down here!

Wednesday Dec 13 #

XC Skiing 40:00 [3]

That rare time when I can ski from my back door, down the street, to the mini park and then on to the water containment green space.
No ploughs on the side streets and enough snow so one can ski on the streets and sidewalks.

Tuesday Dec 12 #

Spin class 50:00 [3]

20 second sprints with 5 minutes of "standing climb" in between.

Monday Dec 11 #

Hockey 25:00 [3]

Just when I think I really suck at this and should hang up my skates, the puck lands on my stick a few times and I don't make an @$$ of myself and accidentally pass it to an opposing player.

Sunday Dec 10 #

Trekking (O scouting) 20:00 [3] 1.5 km (13:20 / km)
shoes: Speed Cross

Trekking (O scouting) 1:25:00 [3] 5.3 km (16:02 / km)

slight re-route through green stuff to leave a mama deer chewing her cud

Trekking (O Meet) 1:46:00 [3] 8.5 km (12:28 / km)

SMOC - Heritage Park

Green course (which was pretty white with the fresh inch of snow).
Quite a diverse park (my first time there). There were several opportunities to mis punch (for me, anyways), but I managed to remember my first lesson in Orienteering to ALWAYS double check the control number :) Flushed out a pair of deer on the way to #2. I made it through the mess of trails between #9 and #10, with a bit of luck. Opted for the dry route to #12 around by the north, then got mild soakers while getting out of #12. As I said to the fellow following me, "this is neither the easy way nor the dry way to get out of here". Then I jumped in the freezing water up to my knees on the way to #14. "Inside NW corner" for #19 had me scratching my head, then I found it by the silo. I will have to brush up on my urban orienteering (even though this was a barn......)

It is always good to do a course at a new venue! Thanks!

Hockey 40:00 [3]

Short handed again.

Saturday Dec 9 #

Spin class 55:00 [3]

Fast cadence

Biking 1:15:00 [3]

The snow (1/4"!) finally made its way to the deepest part of the banana belt by late afternoon. The wind had died down by the time I got the last tray of cookies out of the oven and the car cleaned, so I set out on a very pleasant ride. Of course, the snow makes everything brighter and magical. Once I got on the Greenway, I turned my lights off. Since the Greenway is freshly graded and packed, it is very smooth and frozen, so even that tiny bit of snow made it look like a very long white carpet runner stretched out before me.
I rode to the Arner and back, enjoying the extreme peace and quiet. A few cottontails and one white tail startled me as they crossed right in front of me (especially the white tail!) I didn't feel a need to put my front light on until I was nearly back in town.
Then I pedalled down to check out the Festival of Lights which always looks better with snow.
Almost as good as doing that route on skis!

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