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Training Log Archive: coach ld

In the 7 days ending Feb 6:

activity # timemileskm+m
  skate ski6 10:00:00 72.39(8:17) 116.5(5:09)
  classic ski6 5:32:00 30.76(10:48) 49.5(6:42)
  snowshoeing1 1:40:00 3.11(32:11) 5.0(20:00)
  Total13 17:12:00 106.25(9:43) 171.0(6:02)

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Saturday Feb 6 #

7 AM

classic ski (Highlands) 32:00 [3] 5.5 km (5:49 / km)

Nippy morning at -12 with wind starting to blow. Goose and I went up early to test some classic wax for a couple of people doing the virtual CSM this weekend. The tracks were set but starting to fill in with drifting snow in spots. I had a nice few loops of the green and stadium:). VR40 was perfect
11 AM

skate ski (Highlands) 45:00 [3] 9.0 km (5:00 / km)

The howling winds and relatively low temps scared the crowds away but not the regulars. It was the quietest Sat. we've had. So I donned a staff jacket and skied for a bit. Met up with Eve Loek and had a nice chat and short ski with her on my lunch. In the trees the wind wasn't an issue and the skate conditions were fine.
4 PM

classic ski (Highlands) 50:00 [3] 8.0 km (6:15 / km)

Went out to "sweep" and it was lovely! The wind was dying, the sky was clearing and conditions were still good. There was definitely drifting in many spots but it was very nice for the most part. Tried to politely steer late skiers to the glacier and down. Some just don't have any concept of time and that 4:30 is closing time.
7 PM

snowshoeing (Kolapore) 1:40:00 [3] 5.0 km (20:00 / km)

Goose and I donned our kilts and headed up to Bash's and Bent's for a night snowshoe. We'd agreed that Kolapore in Kilts would be an appropriate substitution for a Robbie Burn dinner this year. The wind died when it got dark and the skies cleared so it was a lovely soft snowy night and we saw stars on our way back from Metcalfe Rock.

Friday Feb 5 #

3 PM

classic ski (escarpment) 40:00 [3] 5.0 km (8:00 / km)

Windy, swirly, snowing day! i was carless, and alone and I couldn't drive anywhere. So eventually out of boredom and the need to get outside I walked to the mechanic over on Concession Rd. 6, north of 27/28 Sideroad. I felt like I was crossing tundra. Snow blowing everywhere. But the sun did come out and it wasn't very cold. I figured if I can ski 50km I should be able to walk 6. It wasn't that nice on the shoulder of 124, but it's a wide shoulder and well-plowed. When I got home again I headed up Sydenham Trail to the end and then off onto the rough trail. It was more like snowshoeing in a couple of spots but there was an ATV trail that was packed just enough to stay on top and be able to glide. Always nice to get out for a ski, No matter how far.:)

Thursday Feb 4 #

9 AM

skate ski (Highlands) 2:00:00 [3] 25.0 km (4:48 / km)

Wow what a spectacular day again! Met up with the Thurs. ladies for a skate. It was cold to start but completely clear and crisp. Slow snow to start but the sun softened it gradually and the second half was like velvet. Gorgeous grooming again and it was such a joy to be outside gliding.

Wednesday Feb 3 #

10 AM

classic ski (Highlands) 40:00 [3] 7.0 km (5:43 / km)

What a glorious day!! Blue skies forever and the snow was awesome. The tracks are bomb-proof and I had a beautiful little warm up ski waiting for Mrs. Huet. My wax was perfect and so were the conditions.:)
11 AM

skate ski (Highlands) 2:40:00 [3] 33.0 km (4:51 / km)

Mrs. Huet and I skated the full loop then repeated it from the glacier with a bit o'green. It wasn't fast skating but it was smooth and silky and so pretty. I was fading on the second lap feeling quite hungry but it was lovely.
3 PM

skate ski (Highlands) 1:00:00 [3] 6.0 km (10:00 / km)

Met my slow friend and dragged her up to the top for her first time. She told me she hated me at the end of the back orange as we looked up at the last uphill at twin peaks. But when we got to the lookout she told me I was forgiven because the view was totally worth it. The bay was deep dark blue, rimmed with a white collar along Wasaga Beach. The completely clear blue sky stretched forever . It was definitley worth the the hill climbing.
5 PM

classic ski (Highlands) 1:30:00 [3] 12.0 km (7:30 / km)

Hadn't intended to night ski but Hermes showed up to ski with Goose after work and it was just such a spectacular day still I had a snack and headed out with them. We did some no-poles drills and technique work as we went. I wasn't up to the back red which they did. It ended up being a gorgeous night. The wind died, the stars were out and the tracks were fantastic! Great day. I'll be sore tomorrow.

Tuesday Feb 2 #

1 PM

skate ski (Highlands) 1:10:00 [3] 13.5 km (5:11 / km)

After an early morning colonoscopy/gastrocopy under sedation I was pretty groggy. Goose had a sore knee. But it was such a beautiful sunny blue sky day we went for a wee ski anyway. It was lovely and I felt better afterward but it was enough for today.

Monday Feb 1 #

2 PM

skate ski (Highlands) 2:25:00 [3] 30.0 km (4:50 / km)

By noon it was another bright and beautiful winter day. Still chilly so the snow was squeaky but my blue glide wax was working fine. Did EFI plus a few little extra loops, 2 x Teal's Tango, the biathlon loop. It was like skiing on cool whip in the sunny spots. So nice:)

Sunday Jan 31 #

11 AM

classic ski (Gibson Lake) 1:20:00 [3] 12.0 km (6:40 / km)

Drove up to Gibson Lake which was very frozen and there were a lot of snowmobile tracks, with no sign of anyone going through, so it's solid. I skied 4 laps, obviously very flat, but I did kick in my own track much of the first lap. Other times i was on the snowmobile track to avoid slushy spots. Good to get out and didn't see a soul.

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