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Training Log Archive: STORM

In the 31 days ending Dec 31, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running18 28:25:00
  spinning1 55:00
  running - stairs2 50:00
  Total21 30:10:00

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Monday Dec 30, 2013 #

running 2:55:00 [3]

Phenomenal run through Gatineau while Browner snowboarded at Fortune (we're in town visiting her brother). First time in years running in the minus 20 range - really pleased with the new Isotherm jacket. Ran along Meech Lake Road for about 8k out to a snowshoe trail loop that I wanted to hit, and was met by a very friendly and very energetic husky. After we exchanged greetings, he took off down the road towards P13 where I was cutting in to the trail. When I eventually got there and entered the trailhead, guess who was at the kiosk waiting for me? Uh oh...

Despite all my coaxing to get him back down towards the road, Moose (I named him Moose) wasn't having it, and I knew I couldn't spend a great deal of time before I started to freeze. By the time we got to the junction where the loop began, I knew I was going to have a running buddy for the next 6k (and one who seriously out of my league at that). I worried about having him take off mid-loop and being left responsible for losing a dog in the woods that wasn't even mine, but it soon became very apparent that I wasn't the one doing the guiding on this trail. We leap-frogged back and forth as he repeatedly stopped to examine yellow snow, but he never let me out of his sight. Clearly, I was the one who had been adopted, and he was taking ME for a run!

Although he wasn't big at stopping to admire the viewpoints, spent most of the time marking his territory, and stopped to glance back at me with a mocking look every time we climbed a hill, Moose was a great running partner - I had forgotten how fun it can be to go for a snow-run with a dog. Fortunately there was a couple at the end of the trail with a husky of their own who was willing to take him back to to his owner (his collar had a phone number) and I saw them drive out afterwards which I took as a good sign that they were successful. The rest of the way back was admittedly a bit lonely - gotta get me a running dog!



Friday Dec 27, 2013 #

running 55:00 [3]

Easy road run

Thursday Dec 26, 2013 #

running 50:00 [3]

Easy road run

Tuesday Dec 24, 2013 #

running 55:00 [3]

Slippy road run. Ordered a pair of Spikecross immediately following (note that Sport Chek is currently blowing them out on their online store).


Note

Entry submitted/flights booked for Badger Mountain Challenge 100-miler March 28th in Kennewick, Washington. Browner is going to crew for me, and has even agreed to make the trip a winter vacation, despite the absence of hot temperatures/exotic destinations and the fact that 4 of 7 days will be spent in transit or in race mode. I am indeed one very lucky guy... :)

Monday Dec 23, 2013 #

running - stairs 25:00 [5]

Sunday repeated

Sunday Dec 22, 2013 #

running - stairs 25:00 [5]

Bailed on my Sunday long run. I'm plenty foolish when it comes to running, but not foolish enough to try running in this mess! Browner made me run stairs instead. Ugh.

Saturday Dec 21, 2013 #

running 1:00:00 [3]

Easy road run

Thursday Dec 19, 2013 #

running 1:25:00 [3]

18km road run

Note

UTMB application done. Seems unlikely that I would be lucky in the draw two years in a row, but we'll give it a shot...

Wednesday Dec 18, 2013 #

spinning 55:00 [4]

Spin class with Browner. 5 minutes short of an hour only cuz' we were late.

Tuesday Dec 17, 2013 #

running 1:30:00 [3]

18km road run. So sluggish in the stupid snow...

Sunday Dec 15, 2013 #

running 3:10:00 [3]

Mix of Bruce Trail and backroads from Speyside. Slow slogging through the snow meant this one had to be more about time on the feet rather than distance. Good proprioception training perhaps, but not so much for logging miles. Stupid winter...

Saturday Dec 14, 2013 #

running 1:00:00 [3]

Easy road run, made not-so-easy by crappy snowstorm. Long tomorrow is gonna suck!

Thursday Dec 12, 2013 #

running 1:25:00 [3]

18km road run

Wednesday Dec 11, 2013 #

running 1:25:00 [3]

18km road run

Tuesday Dec 10, 2013 #

running 55:00 [3]

Easy road run

Sunday Dec 8, 2013 #

running 3:40:00 [3]

35k run out and back on the Bruce from Clappison's Corners. Suffered towards the end - enjoyed a few too many beers last night...

Saturday Dec 7, 2013 #

running 55:00 [3]

Easy run through Guelph Lake trails

Thursday Dec 5, 2013 #

running 1:25:00 [3]

18km road run

Wednesday Dec 4, 2013 #

running 1:25:00 [3]

18km road run

Tuesday Dec 3, 2013 #

running 55:00 [3]

Easy road run

Sunday Dec 1, 2013 #

running 2:40:00 [3]

35km run out and back along the Humber.

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