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Training Log Archive: hutspot

In the 7 days ending Feb 1, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  snow shoe3 4:40:00
  xc skiing2 2:23:00
  cardio1 50:00
  yoga1 50:00
  cardio kick 1 45:00
  strength1 35:00
  Total6 10:03:00

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Saturday Feb 1, 2014 #

snow shoe 1:35:00 [3]


The flights are booked! Camino de Santiago here I come!

Now the stress begins: How little can I live with for 39 days. What do I really need. I'm sure by the end of it I will never again want to wear any of the things that I thought would be so perfect for the journey.

Can't wait!

Friday Jan 31, 2014 #

xc skiing 1:02:00 [3]

Thursday Jan 30, 2014 #

strength 35:00 [3]

Just moved 75 bags of pellets that weigh 40 lbs each.

Wednesday Jan 29, 2014 #

snow shoe (solo) 2:22:00 [3]

Big loop at Hardy Lake on my new Atlas Race shoes. Awesome!

The weather was crazy! Snow squall, strong wind -19 with the wind chill at -31. The east side of the lake was the worst of course. The trail completely blown and drifted over. So I mostly just cut the trail between what signs I could find.
Stopped at the little ruin for some hot tea and a half a salami sandwich (yummy)

On the west side of the loop, way in the woods, I was mostly out of the wind so I could shed a layer. Although the trees were creaking a lot and I started to sing to myself "If a tree falls (on me) in the forest..."

The last kilometer or so of the trail was rough. People had walked it without snowshoes and it was hard as a rock and uneven from all their deep footprints. Hard on the knees and ankles.

This was my second time snow shoeing the big loop. Both times the weather was inclement. I kind of like that "me against the elements" adventure.

The highway back home was treacherous.

The snow shoes are great! Nice and lightweight. love how they are spring loaded and move easily with your feet. The tapered tail lifts less snow so it saves on energy. Felt like I was just wearing my runners. Even ran some parts although that is awkward with poles and deep snow because I had to keep my arms up high ;)

Maybe not the best conditions for them with so much trail cutting, but I could notice the difference on the cut trail sections.

Very impressed!

cardio kick 45:00 [3]

Definitely felt a little less energetic after my snowshoe adventure.

Tuesday Jan 28, 2014 #


Today I will have to adapt my activity plans to accommodate an overuse pain that I have been ignoring for a few days. The pain in my anterior deltoid is traveling down my arm, chest and neck. Too many chatarungas in yoga or all that punching in cardio kick?
Whatever the reason, a couple of days of babying should settle it down.
Lots more snow out there today is calling my snowshoes. Strength training will have to wait.


New snow shoes are in, Woo Hoo!!!

(rest day)

This day was a total bust due to family obligations and people changing their minds. I was dressed and ready for a snowshoe 2x, but it didn't work out.
oh well...when I look back in my journal I can see that I've managed a work out for 30 days straight. That was my goal so I am pleased.
A well earned rest day then...

On to the next 30 days!

Monday Jan 27, 2014 #

cardio (step class) 50:00 [3]

Sunday Jan 26, 2014 #

snow shoe (hill training) 43:00 intensity: (7:00 @2) + (36:00 @4)

Sans my Atlas Race shoes: (10x)
Ran / walked to the hill down Leo's trail behind my house. Ran the hill 10x. The first time down I thought I stepped on my own shoes and almost fell. Turned out a big Bouvier had escaped from the dog park and stepped on my shoes as he was running down the hill. The lady had a hard time catching him. The third time up the hill she was coming down in the car (enticing the dog, I guess) when he ran up behind me and bit me in the wrist. Twice! It hurt but no skin was broken. Then another car was coming up the hill but got stuck when it had to stop for the car at the top. A lot of distraction in an area where you usually don't see anyone.

That was my first hill training of any kind. Very pleased with myself! Ran the snowmobile trail back.

A little sensitivity in the Achilles but not too bad. My goal is to do the hill training 1x/week. hopefully next time on my new shoes


Just read the rules and regulations for the Wilderness Traverse.
Makes me a little nervous...

xc skiing 1:21:00 [3]

Little more glide today than Thursday.

yoga 50:00 [2]

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