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Training Log Archive: coach ld

In the 7 days ending May 15:

activity # timemileskm+m
  cycling5 7:30:00 91.96(4:54) 148.0(3:02)
  canoeing2 4:10:00 18.02(13:52) 29.0(8:37)
  hiking1 1:30:00 3.73(24:08) 6.0(15:00)
  core strength.flexibiity1 40:00
  Total9 13:50:00 113.71 183.0

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Saturday May 15 #

12 PM

cycling (paved/gravel road) 2:30:00 [3] 52.0 km (2:53 / km)

An unbelievable beautiful, clear calm day. Goose and I drove up to Lion's Head and left the car there. Rode bikes along Isthmus Bay and up the Bruce Peninsula along the water on the east side for a bit then we were inland. He turned off at Cape Chin Rd. North to rendevous with Hermes for the final 30 km of her 80 km run down from Tobermory. I carried on up the peninsula to get her car in Tobermory and drive it back down. I was on hwy.6 for the last half of my ride and it was pretty deserted. So strangely quiet and almost abandoned. I saw maybe 25 cars spread over 11/2 hrs. It was very smooth, rolling riding and uneventful - until I got to Tobermory and discovered the kids' carseats were both bolted down tight. I could not budge them. And even with my front wheel off there was no way my bike was going to fit into the back. I was cursing, out loud as I wrestled with the bike when out of the blue I heard 'Hey Sian, what are you doing up here?" And there were Mr. and Mrs. Noshnoj on their way back from their run on the Bruce with Mrs. Gally:).
Like angels sent to save me they just suddenly appeared and offered to put my bike on their car rack and take it to Thornbury where I can pick it up tomorrow! After that I did my first lake "swim" of the season at Dunk's Bay and got an ice cream headache. It was frigid. Then shuttled Hermes' car back and we ordered take out Whitefish and chips to finish the day. Not a bad way to spend our anniversary!

Friday May 14 #

3 PM

cycling (road/rail trail) 2:00:00 [3] 42.0 km (2:51 / km)

What a beauty day! After some work at the house Goose and I headed out on the bikes and ran into Susie on the Train trail going to Stayner. We took an ATV track off east before Stayner and picked up the Patterson Trail into Wasaga. Then went to the water and got onto the Shore Lane Trail back through Wasaga Beach and wound our way on various trails back into C'wood. There was almost no wind and it was actually warm:) Such a nice ride.
7 PM

canoeing (harbour) 1:10:00 [3] 7.0 km (10:00 / km)

Too nice and evening not to go down to the water. Took the 2 canvas cedar strips. Goose and I each soloed our own boat on perfectly calm glassy water in the harbour as the sun started dropping. It was magic. Couldn't believe there were no other paddlers out there!? A trio of kaykers set off from some waterfront condos but otherwise it was dead quiet. No motor boats, no SUPS. On a gorgeous Fri. night? Seemed weird. We finished right as the sun set:)

Thursday May 13 #

10 AM

hiking (escarpment) 1:30:00 [3] 6.0 km (15:00 / km)

Slow but very pleasant hike on trails that wandered through a friend's hundred acre property near Feversham. Gorgeous morning, actually warm! Lots of trilliums, trout lilies, violets, budding maples, and dopey bugs that weren't biting yet:)
7 PM

cycling (road/rail trail) 35:00 [3] 10.0 km (3:30 / km)

Evening toodle around town in lovely late sunshine. Saw the owls and owlets again. So sweet.

Wednesday May 12 #

2 PM

cycling (road/rail trail) 1:45:00 [3] 31.0 km (3:23 / km)

Bright spring day and slightly warmer finally! But still a pretty chilly NW wind off the bay. Goose and I rode to the end of 6th St. then he locked up his bike and ran up to the Bruce Trail to do a loop, while I kept riding to the end of the road. It was really hard - again. But maybe not quite as hard as last time?Turned north on 4th line and then out to 119 and down past Scenic Caves and Blue. The view never gets old. Gorgeous. Got onto the bike trail and rode back into town. Felt pretty good.

Tuesday May 11 #

8 AM

cycling (road/rail trail) 40:00 [3] 13.0 km (3:05 / km)

Another clear but chilly morning at 2c. But I had a nice wake-up ride around town in the sunshine. The bay was beautiful blue-green with lots of waves rolling in.
9 PM

core strength.flexibiity 40:00 [3]

balances, planks, stretches

Sunday May 9 #

12 PM

canoeing (Beaver River) 3:00:00 [3] 22.0 km (8:11 / km)

Mother's Day paddle on the Beaver with Goose:)
Bright blue sunny morning but it started to get overcast about noon. Not quite warm but nice. Saw a few early egrets, herons, the bald eagle guarding her nest with a head poking up, a couple of muskrats, a beaver, lots of very active swallows feverishly diving for water bugs, and curiously a beautiful bat doing the same thing.
Went upriver from Epping Bridge to just past the Kimberly put-in with a bit of a tailwind, then back down. Which felt much cooler. We were faster but still had to work into the slight headwind but it was cold air off the bay. We were a bit chilled when we finished, and famished. We had intended to go just until there were too many log jams for a our light boat, thinkng that would be somewhere up from the 5 or 6 km point - but there were none all the way up the 11km to Kimberley so it was a bit of an endurance event. Long but lovely.

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