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Training Log Archive: coach ld

In the 7 days ending Jan 30:

activity # timemileskm+m
  classic ski5 8:20:00 56.73(8:49) 91.3(5:29)
  skate ski2 3:10:00 22.37(8:30) 36.0(5:17)
  snowshoeing3 2:05:00 7.08(17:39) 11.4(10:58)
  Total10 13:35:00 86.18(9:27) 138.7(5:53)

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Saturday Jan 30 #

10 AM

classic ski (Albion Hills) 1:30:00 [3] 14.0 km (6:26 / km)

Stunning winter day! So much sunshine and blue sky you could cry.
Tried out Albion and lo and behold they had groomed! And it was pretty good grooming too. Must be a new person doing it. The tracks weren't quite like Highlands but they were decent and the hikers tried to stay to one side and not wreck the track. And it was pretty busy. Good to see people out!

Friday Jan 29 #

1 PM

snowshoeing (Duntroon) 30:00 [3] 0.4 km (1:15:00 / km)

So. Much. Snow!! I tried to go for a snowshoe from our door and was in up to my mid-thigh, my crotch in some spots. I can't remember when I was last in such deep snow. But I didn't get very far. It was a resistance workout for sure!
I got about 200m in 15 minutes and was exhausted and my back hurt. It was beautiful though:)
4 PM

snowshoeing (Palgrave Forest) 1:00:00 [3] 8.5 km (7:04 / km)

Stopped at Palgrave Forest on my way down to Bolton for family duties. There were tracks in some spots, but mostly the trails were hiked on. I kicked in my own in some places. The snow was really nice and I had a pleasant but not very fast ski.

Thursday Jan 28 #

9 AM

snowshoeing (Bolton) 35:00 [3] 2.5 km (14:00 / km)

Bright snowy morning. Went for a quick snowshoe "over the fields" from Susie's after night duty making sure she was ok. I love snow.
12 PM

classic ski (Equestrian Park) 40:00 [3] 5.5 km (7:16 / km)

Bright but brisk day down in Bolton. On my way back up to Duntroon I stopped at the Palgrave equestrian park and skis a loop, went out a bit ont he rail trail. It was nice. Short but nice.

Wednesday Jan 27 #

10 AM

classic ski (Highlands) 2:20:00 [3] 21.0 mi (6:40 / mi)

Holy snow bomb!! It wasn't forecast but it just kept snowing and snowing to beat the band up in Duntroon again today. Absolutely gorgeous snow - sparkly, satiny, fluffy. Mrs. Huet and I met up and had a magical ski of everything except Teal's Tango. The Woolner Loop was totally covered and lovely. Everything was lovely. Slow but heavenly.

Tuesday Jan 26 #

3 PM

classic ski (Georgian Trail) 1:00:00 [3] 9.0 km (6:40 / km)

Snowy, snowy day. Went into C'wood to drop off some stuff and took my rock skis. Went for a very flat easy ski along the Harbour trail and Georgian Trail west. It was very urban and quite pleasant. There were poetry prompts and birdhouses and colourful art pieces on trees in the arboretum.

Monday Jan 25 #

10 AM

classic ski (Highlands) 2:50:00 [3] 29.0 km (5:52 / km)

Hit the wax right again (VR45) and my skis were great. The tracks the new groomer make are bomb-proof and beveled and so nice. Skied pretty hard for 15 km then backed off, then faded for the last 5. Skied the full red (The Woolner is now frozen and skiable) plus extra Millenium and Quarry Loops, and the green and stadium, then the full orange. Then I got hungry.
2 PM

skate ski (Highlands) 2:10:00 [3] 26.0 km (5:00 / km)

After some lunch I switched to skate. Took a while to get a different rhythm but the conditions were buttery smooth for skating and I ended up doing the full red again plus some extras. Nothing else to do while waiting to hear about Susie . She's a bit better today but needs a lot of support so Goose spent the night and day there.

Sunday Jan 24 #

4 PM

skate ski (Highlands) 1:00:00 [3] 10.0 km (6:00 / km)

Crazy busy day at Highlands. Record number of people came. Odd vibe. Hardwood does a limited number of online passes (400?) and they sold out by 9 am. So everyone who missed out came to Highlands. We pretty much maxed out the parking and the clientele was different so it was like the first weekend in December again going through all the rules.
People are getting a bit testy and several of us had run-ins today about such outrageous requests as "Please have you pass showing", or "Trails close at 4:30 - so please start heading down to the chalet (at the Hawberry Field at 4:45).
I did get a short ski in to do the sweep but I was not in the mood after the rudeness. But it's been a pretty good run of great days since the beginning of Dec. so one off day isn't bad.

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