Technique/balance work with a few ski team kids. Legs only, double pole, 1-foot poling 1 and 2 skate
hiking (doggie jog) 1:00:00 
Such a nice morning but I needed to not do any more roller skiing since my thumbs/forearms are pretty tender. So I went a took Kato, Jamie and Oso for a jog on the trails behind their house. What great dogs to take out for a run; no leashes, no hassles, they run and run, and come back as soon as they're called and talk about feeling loved. They go berserk when I arrive and 3 big dogs at once just about knock me over in joyful greeting. Never any doubt that I'm welcome - at least by the dogs. Although I was invited for a cup of coffee and had a nice chat with Sarah afterward.
hiking (Island Lake) 40:00  4.0 km (10:00 / km)
After enduring Anna's knuckle therapy/torture session you're not supposed to work out with any intensity for a couple of days. So I went for a slow, short, flat jog-ski stride on the Island Lake trails.
swim55:00  2.45 km (22:27 / km)
Pretty easy swim so as not to undo the therapy this morning. 250, 200, 150, 100, 50 free with 100 kick after each 100pull-50 kick x 2 5 x 50 on 1:00, 50 kick 8 x 25 on 30 sec. , 50 kick 200 drill, 100 kick 100 IM cool down
Went to "work" today with Goose at Highlands. We attached electrical junction boxes to wires out on the trail for their night lights - nothing like finicky work with your fingers at -6degrees, in the snow. Acclimatization day.
trail Run (hv trail) 3:10:00  15.0 km (12:40 / km)
Solo long hike with poles on the Humber trail. Did some pole walking,/jogging, some ski striding, some off-set on hills. (See that pace Hermes? Now that's a "base" workout.) Definitely a shoulder season day: bright sunny morning, then gusty winds, then grey and raw, a few gentle snow flakes, then a heavy but short flurry, a bit of sun again. Winter is soon :)