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Training Log Archive: Fanatic

In the 7 days ending Jul 28:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Hiking4 10:05:05 23.39(25:52) 37.64(16:04) 6350
  Walking3 3:08:55 12.09(15:38) 19.46(9:43) 295
  Total7 13:14:00 35.48(22:23) 57.1(13:54) 6645

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Sunday Jul 28 #

Walking 1:40:55 [3] 6.05 mi (16:41 / mi) +175ft 16:14 / mi

Walk with Colette from the southern end of Woods Pond. A bit of pavement, but mostly on the dirt road to the east of the pond.

We got out early to beat the expected afternoon heat and T-storms.

Saturday Jul 27 #

Walking (and running) 1:08:40 [3] 5.0 mi (13:44 / mi) +30ft 13:39 / mi

Decided to do some running today, but I wanted something flat, no steep downhills; so I chose the Housatonic Rail Trail which is very nice and almost flat with good footing.

Walked a half-mile then ran a half-mile until I had completed five miles. Knee felt OK while running. I'm hoping it stays that way tomorrow.

Friday Jul 26 #

Walking 19:20 [3] 1.04 mi (18:35 / mi) +90ft 17:11 / mi

Note: Took us close to seven hours to get home from Quebec, thanks to an hour's delay at the border, a stop at the EZ Pass service center--alas they were closed and a quick shopping stop.

So not much time left for exercise after unpacking and eating. Just a short walk with Colette on the condo grounds.

Thursday Jul 25 #

Hiking 2:05:35 [3] 4.75 mi (26:26 / mi) +675ft 23:18 / mi

Hike with Colette in Saint Adele at the Chante-Clair bike trail network just west of town. We tried to stick to the hiking trails, but to be honest, some of the bike trails were much easier to hike on, so we did some of those, too. Also snagged one geocache.

Wednesday Jul 24 #

Hiking 1:52:00 [3] 4.49 mi (24:57 / mi) +700ft 21:44 / mi

Hiking and geocaching with Colette in the Doncaster River Park in St. Adele. We did find a couple of caches, bringing Colette's total to 2,051.

This is a small park, but with quite nice trails near the river. The real star was the river itself--lots of waterfalls and eddies although the drops were fairly small.

A mom and daughter enjoying a snack in the middle of the river.

As we got closer to the park entrance the river widened and slowed, and there were a lot of people picnicing along the banks.

Tuesday Jul 23 #

Hiking 3:50:30 [3] 10.15 mi (22:43 / mi) +2775ft 18:02 / mi

Solitary hike today since the route I selected had a lot of unknowns, steepness of descents, wetness, and/or blowdowns, that Colette did not want to risk taking on.

And, it had all of those, although nothing too extreme, nor would they have been impossible for Colette, but I got to deal with them alone.

The climb to Johannsen Peak was pretty F'n steep near the summit; I could barely keep going on a couple of the pitches. But once on the top, the ridgeline heading south to the top of the ski area, White Peak, was gorgeous. And the cool breeze was pleasant, too.

The main descent, from White Peak to the Tremblant Nord ski area, had some steep, non-rocky sections with soft footing as the trail doesn't get the traffic of the main routes leading up to the cable car.

The shortest trail section, Grand Nord, turned out to be a treat and a curse--the rocks in the narrow re-entrant were knee-high and in great abundance, making progess quite slow. But the cliff and the coolness were impressive:

Start of the rocky section on the Grand Nord Trail--30' cliffs and taller on the righthand side of the path, small stream to the left.

Was pretty tired at the end of this almost four-hour hike. :-)

Monday Jul 22 #

Hiking 2:17:00 [3] 4.0 mi (34:15 / mi) +2200ft 22:31 / mi

Hiking with Colette at Mont Tremblant ski area. We decided to try the trail to the right of the cable car and follow the Grand Brulé trail all the way to the top of White Peak, where we took the cable car back to the base of the mountain.

Nice and cool, mid-60s F, and lots of cloud cover during the hike.

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