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Training Log Archive: Carbon's Offset

In the 7 days ending Sep 25, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 7:20:00 23.98(18:21) 38.6(11:24) 2685
  Biking2 1:47:00 6.7 10.78
  Strength2 13:00
  Total5 9:20:00 30.69 49.38 2685
averages - weight:65.7kg

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Sunday Sep 25, 2016 #


10 AM

Running (Trail) 2:50:00 [3] 15.6 km (10:54 / km) +1025m 8:12 / km
shoes: Salomon Propulse 2nd pair

Myka captured it all perfectly, so I have simply stolen from her log, and then added my own blah blah because I talk to much:

Awesome run with Myka and Carbon on the Arnica Lake trail to the Twin Lakes, although we only reached one of the twins:) Nice, fall day, steep trail, muddy sections higher up and beautiful views. And of course, wonderful company!
Carbon was a good guide, enlightened us about the larches.

Some great views of golden larches and lakes. Cold and windy in the parking lot at the start, warmer when we got to the lake at the end. A big descent off the start that made you dread the final ascent back to the car. Most of the day was either serious climbing or serious descending, so much of it was only hikeable, not runnable. A really enjoyable day. Amik was in a course, so we were all able to sneak further away to play today. When Myka went to pick him up after, I heard that she ate all the food!! :).
We also got to check out Storm Mountain Lodge after the run. Really cute and the restaurant menu looks fantastic. Must go back. Myka offered to spoil us all with treats; Carbon got some fresh baking but I had been grazing all day, including the Polish chocolates that Myka gave us.
Thanks for the fun day Myka! A good workout, we are pooped this evening.

Saturday Sep 24, 2016 #


11 AM

Running (Trail) 3:30:00 [3] 15.0 km (14:00 / km) +1100m 10:15 / km
shoes: Salomon Propulse 2nd pair

Mt St Piran and Big Beehive with Carbon, Emily and Ruchel.

On the way up Mt St Piran, we ran into a group from Rocky Mountain Adaptive and Worley Parsons who were bringing a paraplegic girl up the mountain on a TrailRider, an agile one-wheeled chair with handles and tow rope/harness like a dog sled that can get people out on rugged trails. As we passed them, they explained how it worked and asked if we wanted to give it a try. We were curious and felt like putting our energy to a good purpose, so we harnessed up and pulled while they gave us some directions. It felt quite simple and enjoyable even though they kept checking to see if we needed to trade off. We said we were fine to keep going and were having fun with it, as long as we weren't denying anyone else the chance to pull if they wanted. They said to keep going if we wanted, until they finally took over for the final switchbacks to the top of the saddle. Really enjoyable, it was fun to be part of the team. The girl was totally cool through it all and was having fun with everyone. She rides a sit-ski in winter and I think some of our crew have seen her in a video in the terrain park.
Then we headed to Lake Agnes, around the back and up to Big Beehive. Then a fun run down from Big Beehive but I caught my toe on a little root, did a flying dive and roll, avoided getting hurt but ripped my favourite Salomon tights. Still such a great day and we hit the sushi train on the way home. Apparently there is a good one in Canmore that we have to check out.

Interesting to come down the trail that we helped pull the girl up, and now notice all the narrow or rocky spots where we had to do special maneuvers for the TrailRider chair. It felt like we were looking at the trail with different eyes now, and you marveled at everything our bodies can do. Life is incredible. A beautiful day, great people, great experience. They were thanking us, but really we were thanking them.

Wednesday Sep 21, 2016 #

12 PM

Biking (spin class) 45:00 [3]

Strength 6:00 [3]

Strength/core at the end of the spin class:

10 pikes with feet on sliders
planks from straight arm down to on elbows and back up, 5 times around one way, 5 times around the other way
20 squat and jump as high as you can, land softly

repeat all of this for 6 minutes. got through it about 3 times

Tuesday Sep 20, 2016 #

12 PM

Biking warm up/down (Stationary bike) 22:00 [2] 6.7 mi (3:17 / mi)

Biking (Spin class) 40:00 [4]

Strength (Core) 7:00 [3]

Monday Sep 19, 2016 #

4 PM

Running (Trail) 1:00:00 [3] 8.0 km (7:30 / km) +560m 5:33 / km
shoes: Salomon Sense Propulse

With Myka and Carbon. A really good run along the new favourite route: Quarry dog park to powerline to Grassi Lakes, up and over to Highline.
Felt a bit tired from the weekend, especially for the first part of the run. Some good climbs to get up to Highline and some good views, and good technical on Highline.
Some good chats along the way, always fun to get out with Myka, and then she spoiled us with a killer awesome spicy chocolate cookie from the fantastic Wild Flour bakery in Banff - yum!!

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