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Training Log Archive: Bash

In the 7 days ending Sep 27:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trekking2 6:15:50 18.08(20:47) 29.1(12:55) 503
  Strength & Mobility1 1:09:00
  Total3 7:24:50 18.08 29.1 503

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Sunday Sep 27 #

3 PM

Trekking (Bushwhacking) 1:00:00 [1] 5.03 km (11:56 / km) +45m 11:25 / km
shoes: Salomon S-Lab Wings 8

The past few days have been mostly focused on vacuuming, wiping cupboard shelves, fixing paint nicks and scrubbing bathrooms as we prepare Tree Hugger ABC 1.0 to go to its new owners on Wednesday.

'Bent, AdventureDog and I took a couple hours off this afternoon to flag one possible connector trail through the forest from the back of ABC 2.0 to the Bruce Trail. It's about 650 m long with some climb/descent that might not be safe on skis, but that's OK.

We were running out of time to get 'Bent home for Zoom Yom Kippur but we added a quick 100 m bushwhack south to the Kolapore Church Trail, which is our closest entry point to the 50 km Kolapore wilderness ski/bike trail network. Then we came back to the Bruce via a different, better bushwhack route, then followed the flags of our proposed connector trail route back home. Then I took BazingaDog out on our trail so he could enjoy the beautiful autumn day too. Lots of trail building work ahead but it will be fun.

Elapsed 2 hours, logging 1 hour. I carried a compass and orienteering map (and pruners!) but it would be a stretch to call this navigation.

Thursday Sep 24 #


Our back yard at Tree Hugger ABC 2.0 - a little gardening workout coming up.


Whoops, I was busy this week and forgot to cancel my free 1-month subscription to Strava. Now they've billed me for 1 year. I guess I'll have lots of time to plan my next cancellation.

Wednesday Sep 23 #

8 AM

Trekking 5:15:50 [3] 24.07 km (13:07 / km) +458m 11:59 / km

Summer is over and so is the Coast Mountain Trail Running Summer Scavenger Hunt. After completing 35 challenges over 3 months, there was a final surprise challenge based on the time of our longest run/hike of the event. Unfortunately, mine was *really* long - the La Cloche Silhouette trail.

So I had to squeeze in an unexpected 5-hour outing on the last day of the event - Bruce Trail, quiet gravel roads (+ one nasty, busy road) and some bushwhacking around Kolapore and Duncan Escarpment Provincial Park. I didn't have time for that this week but it was beautiful and well worth the lost sleep.

Thanks to Coast Mountain Trail Running for their clever twist on virtual racing. Over the past 3 months, they inspired 2,200 runners from around the world to get outside, have fun, be creative, stay active, and share our stories with one another in a year when we were missing our races and our community. Well done.

5 PM

Strength & Mobility 1:09:00 intensity: (29:00 @1) + (30:00 @2) + (10:00 @3)

Coach LD wanted some students aged 55+ for her final video exam to obtain her seniors fitness instructor certification. Alas, I fit the bill. A group of us met in Edelweiss Park in Bolton where we kept our distance while doing cardio and strength. Our ages ranged from 58 to 83. The oldest students wore face shields. It was a warm evening - nice to work out in the park and lots of fun!

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