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Training Log Archive: coach ld

In the 7 days ending Jul 27:

activity # timemileskm+m
  canoeing3 5:00:00 28.58(10:30) 46.0(6:31)
  cycling3 3:30:00 49.71(4:13) 80.0(2:38)
  trail Run1 1:10:00 6.21(11:16) 10.0(7:00)
  swim1 40:00 1.24(32:11) 2.0(20:00)
  road run1 25:00 1.86(13:25) 3.0(8:20)
  Total9 10:45:00 87.61(7:22) 141.0(4:34)

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Saturday Jul 27 #

2 PM

cycling (road/rail trail) 1:50:00 [3] 40.0 km (2:45 / km)

Going out to ride at the hottest point in the day wasn't that smart but there were a number of duties to complete this morning (when it was lovely and cool-ish). It was quite windy by the time I set off and that helped keep me comfortable, but it was hard to ride west. Headed that way first over to Old Church and Gore then onto the rail trail over to Mt. Wolfe, back to Mt. Pleasant on Hunsden up that mother-of-hill south and screaming down all the way across Old Church and Castlederg, then the set of hills south of there and on to Columbia Way and home. I felt great. Didn't overheat:)

Friday Jul 26 #

8 AM

road run 25:00 [3] 3.0 km (8:20 / km)

Fresh cool clear morning again. Jogged back from Susie's on the road before going to pick up Tman from camp.

Thursday Jul 25 #

8 AM

trail Run (HVtrail) 1:10:00 [3] 10.0 km (7:00 / km)

Nice and cool overnight and relatively fresh morning temps inspired me to go for a run up the valley. The trail is dry but very shaggy and the long grasses hanging over the trail were quite dewy so I got a bit wet but all that overhanging vegetation makes me paranoid of ticks. So when I got up to the paved trail at Duffy's Lane bridge I took it up to the road and ran back down Glasgow Rd.

Wednesday Jul 24 #

7 AM

swim (Orillia) 20:00 [3] 1.0 km (20:00 / km)

Another perfect summer morning. Glorious sunrise on Lake Couchiching. Goose and Lee sipping coffee on the deck at Gayle's while I got a lovely swim in knowing that it would be my only chance today, and for a few days. I love lakes.

swim (Orillia) 20:00 [3] 1.0 km (20:00 / km)

Another perfect summer morning. Glorious sunrise on Lake Couchiching. Goose and Lee sipping coffee on the deck at Gayle's while I got a lovely swim in knowing that it would be my only chance today, and for a few days. I love lakes.
3 PM

cycling (road/rail trail) 35:00 [3] 15.0 km (2:20 / km)

Goose and I rode over to Caledon East to meet the 4 Corners guy, Joe, to order stuff for Pops' funeral reception. We rode pretty hard thinking we would be late. We made it but Joe was late.
5 PM

cycling (road/rail trail) 1:05:00 [3] 25.0 km (2:36 / km)

After the meeting we rode rail trail then down to Castlederg and over to Mt. Hope, through the subdivision and home. Beautiful day to be out and moving. Not hot, breezy, sunny so nice.

Tuesday Jul 23 #

9 AM

canoeing (Massasauga) 2:10:00 [3] 12.0 km (10:50 / km)

Another golden day! Pretty flat this morning and I was up early so I had a great swim with the lake all to myself. Still some wind but beautiful. Paddled over to Moon Island and hiked the short trail there which was lovely, except for about 10 minutes when a swarm of FDFs suddenly surrounded us. Then they were gone?
Paddled to a nice shady spot up on a rocky point for a final lunch and then on to Pete's Place to take out and head to Orillia.
Goose was there when we arrived, having ridden his bike up from Bolton, and since Ewen was diagnosed with Chicken Pox while were away and was feeling a bit under the weather - it seemed like a good time for ice cream:)

Monday Jul 22 #

9 AM

canoeing (Massasuaga) 40:00 [3] 20.0 km (2:00 / km)

The wind swung around so it was more east/northeasterly this morning - which was great because our destination was southwest. It was a partly overcast grey sky but that meant we weren't getting scorched. It was such an easy pleasant morning. Up early, quick breakfast and on the water for an hour, then a nice stop on a point for a coffee. We paddled the longest route possible to our destination, weaving through the islands and stopping for lunch on one and then a swim at another. We were at our site by 2:00 by which time the clouds had broken up and it was sunny and hot - perfect for another swim:)
The clouds didn't disappear though and it was a very interesting sky - lots of purply greys and off in the distance we could see a big curtain of rain but we had only a few drops then it cleared completely. Beautiful evening. We paddled out to try to get photos and an audio recording of loons for Leanimal to take back to friends in France. The loons performed on cue, at sundown, and it was magical! A group of 5 did some sort of ritual dance, like they were synchronized swimmers then went "crazy as loons", flapping their wings, "standing" with chests puffed, beating the water, skipping on the surface and making a lot of noise. So cool. And the sunset behind a little island was just the icing on the cake. Or so we thought until we got up at midnight to pee and saw the most beautiful blood-orange 1/2 moon sitting just above the trees and shining on a glassy black lake in a clear sky with twinkly stars- we could even see the Milky Way. What a day!

Sunday Jul 21 #

3 PM

canoeing (Massasauga) 2:10:00 [3] 14.0 km (9:17 / km)

Managed to squeak in a last-minute short canoe trip with Leanimal while she's here visiting and Weeanimal is at camp. Gorgeous day, very windy near Georgian Bay. We didn't get away till late afternoon and being a sunny summer Sunday afternoon there was a fair bit of traffic; canoes, kayaks and motor boats with lots of people coming and going to and from Pete's Place but by evening the wind calmed and the traffic quieted. We had a nice steady paddle and great swim afterward before a pretty sunset:)

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