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Training Log Archive: Bash

In the 7 days ending Jun 8, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 7:41:38 29.09(15:52) 46.82(9:52) 2225
  Trekking1 50:00 3.11(16:06) 5.0(10:00)
  Total4 8:31:38 32.2(15:53) 51.82(9:52) 2225
averages - sleep:6.8

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Saturday Jun 8, 2019 #

11 AM

Running (Trail) 2:11:45 [3] 15.01 km (8:47 / km) +262m 8:04 / km
slept:6.5 shoes: Salomon Speedcross 3 - Blue

Browner and I met at Scotsdale Farm for a fun catch-up run through the rocky trails around Silver Creek Conservation Area. It's been way too long!

My ankle was feeling pretty good until I cranked it again - ugh. I'll wear an ankle brace for the Furry Friends 5K tomorrow, then give it a few days off. The Qu├ębec Megatrail 50 miler is three weeks from today and I can't wear a brace in the race because I'll get blisters. Looks like I may have to tape it though. I wonder if my foothab was keeping it in line. I'm hoping to have time for regular training like that again soon.

Then I went home and planted our vegetable garden. Better late than never!

Friday Jun 7, 2019 #

9 AM

Running hills (Trail) 3:37:29 [3] 22.09 km (9:51 / km) +949m 8:06 / km
slept:7.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross 3 - Blue

'Bent and I parked by the Tai Chi Centre and ran the Bruce Trail north through Hockleycrest and across Airport Road into the Hockley Valley. We went at our own paces and did some hill repeats around Sally's Pinnacle and Dave's Pinnacle, including the big 5th Line hill, which is closed to traffic now and rutted enough to feel like trail running.

It was one of the warmest runs that I've done this year, and my body wasn't impressed in the final hour. No big mystery: I felt like drinking *lots* of water but it turns out I hadn't rinsed all the dish soap from my hydration bladder so it tasted pretty gross.

On an easy-looking downhill about an hour in, I turned my ankle for the first time since last autumn. Grrr - ain't nobody got time for that! Luckily, it feels like the injury was only a 4 out of 10, although my cursing was closer to 8 out of 10. Sorry, chipmunks.
8 PM

Trekking (Trail) 50:00 [1] 5.0 km (10:00 / km)

'Bent and I parked at the dental office and walked to the Caledon Equestrian Centre (used for the Pan Am Games) for the Rotary Palgrave Wines of the World evening. Lots of yummy food, some of it cooked by Crash, and dozens of different wines for tasting, along with a few beers and ciders. It's a community fundraiser so we were forced to consume lots of calories. I think my favourite dish was the strawberry goat cheese pizza. We'd brought trail shoes and headlamps so we could taste several wines in good conscience and then hike home through the forest around sunset. Lovely evening for it!

Thursday Jun 6, 2019 #


If you - and optionally your dog - are interested in a fun trail race at Albion Hills this Sunday morning, check out the Furry Friends 5K, which raises funds for several animal rescue charities. AdventureDog and I are returning for a second year. Unfortunately, 'Bent has another commitment so BazingaDog will have to sit this one out.

If you can't make it, please consider donating to my fundraising campaign. Not sure if Pride Month is a factor but half my donors so far have been women with wives. Are they nicer human beings than most? Do they have a greater love of animals? Will this wonderful trend continue? Let's see! :)

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Sunday Jun 2, 2019 #

11 AM

Running (Trail) 1:52:24 [3] 9.72 km (11:34 / km) +1014m 7:36 / km
slept:7.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross 3 Aqua

Georgian Peaks ski hill repeats with 'Bent, each of us going at our own pace. After yesterday's long run, we were both feeling pretty comfortable on the couch this morning with our coffee, dogs and iPads. But the countdown is on for our race so we dragged our tired bodies over to The Peaks. On my first visit this year, I did 3 repeats, and *boy* did my weary legs want to stop after the 3rd repeat today. But in endurance sports, I know I get the most benefit from the training I do after the point where I feel like quitting. As it turns out, the 4th climb felt easier than the 3rd climb. I did a little extra after that because I'm too OCD to stop with 982 meters of climb on my Ambit. :)

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