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Training Log Archive: OutdoorsMama

In the 7 days ending Feb 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Fat Biking3 8:19:00 48.42(10:18) 77.92(6:24)
  Trekking1 1:00:00 2.59(23:10) 4.17(14:24)
  Gym time2 55:00
  Total5 10:14:00 51.01 82.09

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Saturday Feb 13 #

Fat Biking (Pavement/trail/gravel) 6:40:00 [3] 39.0 mi (10:15 / mi)
shoes: Studded tires

I signed up for the virtual Canadian Birkie. The window for doing it was extended due to the polar vortex, but I thought I had better get it done this weekend while we are still locked down. And today looked like the best day of the weekend in terms of the weather. I picked the 55 km with the pack.....sucker for punishment, I guess.
I put a jug of water in my pack along with snacks and extra clothes. The fat bike has a stock saddle, which I haven't quite come to fully appreciate. I do like my Brooks saddle. And I was dreaming of the comforts of the Brooks saddle as the weight of the pack became increasingly evident (!)
The gravel roads were snowy/icy, so the studded tires were a dream. I made a stop at a butcher shop to pick up some pepperoni sticks....yummy. Originally I had a lot of gravel planned, but I thought I'd check out the rail trail. Thanks to everyone doing so much walking, the trail was fairly well packed down near town, with a couple inches of fresher snow on it. Further away from town it was less packed down and more of a slog. When I turned south at McGregor, it was not packed down at all and quite a slog. Lots of breaks along the way to drink some water and have a small snack.....and give my backside a break.
South of McGregor I turned on to a gravel road I often ride, and had a nice tailwind. A jig and a jog later I was headed south on the Greenway where there was enough snow to ski. In fact, I think skiing would have been faster (or at least easier) than biking. At County Road 18, I could see the "open" flag at the winery, so I detoured into there to pick up a bottle of red for Paul (last minute Valentine's shopping). I changed into dry gloves once I started riding in the open. On one of our favourite local gravel roads, a bald eagle swooped down and proceeded to eat something dead out in the field. Oh to have a great camera!
After that, I stopped to put on a second pair of socks as north wind was working its way through my winter boots (they weren't my usual Sorels). A few more jigs and jogs and I was on the Greenway heading home. To my frustration, snowmobiles had been on the trail within the last few hours.
I finally made into Kingsville.....thoroughly worn out!

Friday Feb 12 #

Fat Biking (Trail) 39:00 [3] 4.21 mi (9:16 / mi)
shoes: Studded tires

A short jaunt around and around Kennedy Woods to kick start the weekend.

Wednesday Feb 10 #

Gym time 30:00 [3]


Tuesday Feb 9 #

Gym time 25:00 [3]

Leg-focused work with dumbells.

Sunday Feb 7 #

Trekking (Trail) 1:00:00 [2] 2.59 mi (23:10 / mi)
shoes: Studded tires

Walk with Lynda as the sun set and a few hundred geese set off for their evening flight out into Lake Erie.

Fat Biking (trails) 1:00:00 [3] 5.21 mi (11:31 / mi)
shoes: Studded tires

Conservation Area riding. Not groomed trails ..... but a lovely time in the woods.

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