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Training Log Archive: hutspot

In the 7 days ending Apr 24, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  paddling2 1:55:00
  road biking1 1:34:46 20.28(4:40) 32.64(2:54)
  mountain bike1 49:34 10.58(4:41) 17.02(2:55)
  strength1 27:00
  Total5 4:46:20 30.86 49.66

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Friday Apr 23, 2010 #

road biking 1:34:46 [3] 32.64 km (2:54 / km)

Finally went out for the group ride that leaves The Bike Shop every Friday night at six. I hooked up with the slowest bunch because the other pack said they average 36k/h That's a little too fast for me. However our average was only 20.6 and i had to wait for them a few times.
Maybe next week there will be a middle of the road bunch.

Either way, it was very social and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Wednesday Apr 21, 2010 #

2 PM

paddling 1:10:00 [3]

Lake # 6 : Pine lake

I wasn't going to paddle today but it was so beautiful out in the morning that I set my sights on Pine lake.
I spent quite some time driving on back roads looking for a boat launch or just any access. But the roads went on forever, some of them would have been better driven by the jeep. But to no avail. Discouraged I headed home and decided I better spend my time doing groceries.

After lunch I felt much better and decided to ask permission to put in at Pine lake cottages on highway 169. I explained my goal of 50 lakes to the nice owners with their great irish accents and they were very hospitable.

So I set off. By now the weather had turned. The sun only peeked out here and there and the wind had picked up. There were quite a few whitecaps so I stuck to shore wishing I had worn my spray skirt. During the entire paddle I remembered Larry's words " The only reason you wear a life jacket this time of year is so they can find the body." Huh?

It was a great workout and eventhough I only covered about 1/3 of the lake I can now say I've been on Pine lake. Thus far, I've only driven past it for many years.

This week I've met my quota of 2 lakes a week. I hope to be more organized next week so I can get some longer paddles in.



Tuesday Apr 20, 2010 #

7 PM

paddling 45:00 [3]

Lake # 5 Muldrew lake (north).

Such a gorgeous day and I could not get out there till after dinner. So I didn't venture far or to an unknown lake, but just around the corner.
It was a very quiet paddle. The sun was setting and it was time to get out and load up when I decided to paddle over to find out what kind of bird was making all that racket. While sitting there two beavers were swimming toward me and just when I was thinking "You don't see that too often!" another beaver came swimming up 20 meters behind. Then I heard my first loon call of the year.
What a great way to end a busy day!

p.s Saw my first blackflies too. They weren't biting but they sure looked hungry!

Monday Apr 19, 2010 #

strength 27:00 [2]

walking lunges 8 sets of 20
plank 4 x 1 minute
free weights 4 sets each
tricep dips 4 sets
10 AM

mountain bike (road) 49:34 [3] 17.02 km (2:55 / km)

Muldrew lake road. My legs were a little sluggish from the walking lunges but I worked it out.

Sunday Apr 18, 2010 #

Note

re: my goal I'm giving it a number. 50. I plan to put my kayak in at at least 50 different lakes this paddling season. That's at least two a week if I start this week.

I've paddled four so far: Loon, Turtle, Gull and Riley.

There are so unbelievable many lakes around here that I could close my eyes and point at the map.

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