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Training Log: OutdoorsMama

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activity # timemileskm+m
  XC Skiing1 3:00:00 14.94(5.0/h) 24.04(8.0/h)
  Trekking1 1:30:00 2.91(30:56) 4.68(19:13)
  Total1 4:30:00 17.85(15:08) 28.73(9:24)
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Saturday Feb 27 #

XC Skiing (groomed trails) 1:20:00 [3] 6.78 mi (5.1 mph)

I drove in pouring rain from home to Guelph. I am an optimist!
Highway 6 from Guelph to Fergus was recovering from a bout of icy precipitation. Then at Fergus, it got cold enough that the roads were snowy and the snowmobiles were in action. Glad I stuck it out!
I skied the Quarry loop and the back red. I just about got blown sideways off my feet in the open on the back look due to the strong west wind!
Gliding was fine, but my fishscale "kick" zone was no match for the icy tracks.
I wasn't sure where the red back loop came out, but the I recognized the road allowance we rode out on the Eager Beaver gravel bike race (and shuddered a bit).

XC Skiing (groomed trails) 1:40:00 [3] 8.16 mi (4.9 mph)

After an early lunch in my car (breakfast was very, very early today), I checked my ski bag, but didn't have my tube of sticky wax that I used at Boyne a few years ago to give me some extra kick on icy trails. I got one from the shop, which would give me about 1 km of satisfactory kicking before wearing off. No doubt there's a better fix, but that was a short term solution for the day.
I did the orange loop, and added in the Woolner loop. Happily, not many classic skiers had been using it and the tracks had not turned into luge runs. I just about got blown sideways again on the far east (bottom) section with the strong west winds!
The sun was just starting to come out. I did part of Teal's Tango, but my arms were toast after trying to compensate so much for the lack of kick.

Trekking (snowshoeing) 1:30:00 [3] 2.91 mi (30:56 / mi)

Now the sun was fully out, and puddles were forming in the parking lot. I should have just worn my Speedcross with the snowshoes, but went with Sorels (I guess I needed the extra weight to haul around!)
A group was coming out on the single track as I was going in, so I stepped off the trail to let them go by. After that, I only met 2 other small groups. I did the perimeter loop, admiring the sunshine on the trees. And the views from the top of the escarpment. The day was truly good for my soul.
I left in time to pick up a couple purchases at MEC Kitchener that are unavailable on line.

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