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Training Log Archive: Bash

In the 7 days ending Feb 14:

activity # timemileskm+m
  XC Skiing - Classic1 4:02:45 8.77(2.2/h) 14.11(3.5/h) 300
  Snowshoeing2 2:00:00 3.71(32:19) 5.98(20:05) 52
  Strength & Mobility1 26:00
  Power Yoga1 21:00
  Total4 6:49:45 12.48 20.09 352

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Sunday Feb 14 #

11 AM

Snowshoeing (Ungroomed) 1:00:00 [1] 2.98 km (20:10 / km) +52m 18:33 / km
shoes: Salomon Snowcross 2 Unspiked

Timato, K-Way and Aubrey came to pick up our Adventure Van, which is joining their family. While they were in the neighbourhood, we went for an easy snowshoe over to the Bruce Trail with the dogs. It was a perfect winter day!

Then we had a campfire and played in the deep, fluffy snow.

Dee's kids started the tradition of jumping off our deck into the snow drifts.

Even Timato jumped!

The toboggan hill wasn't slippery enough today so BazingaDog helped out.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday Feb 13 #


Yesterday I got two emails from Strava: "Uh oh! Shannon has taken your crown." What?!

I rarely post workouts on Strava but apparently, I had the women's crowns for two segments of Kolapore ski trail. I was bummed - not because Mrs. Miller had taken my crowns but because I never imagined I would ever have any Strava crowns. And now they were gone and I never even had a chance to enjoy them.

With a little research, I learned that I still have one other crown from 2 years ago. Out of curiosity, I uploaded 10 Kolapore ski GPS tracks from the past 12 months, which gave me three more. It's all quite hilarious and unbelievable. Leaderboards are one of the aspects of Strava that have made me feel like I don't belong there. I'm slow and I don't want to feel like I'm in a competition while I'm training.

There are two that look like this. Yup, that's how I roll - sharing crowns with Bob.

10 AM

XC Skiing - Classic (Ungroomed) 4:02:45 [2] 14.11 km (3.5 kph) +300m

While 'Bent and Bob did a long, speedy loop around Kolapore, I took our neighbour Darcie out for her first serious ski loop. She's a snowboard instructor and triathlete who has borrowed her Mom's old XC skis because the downhill ski clubs have been closed. Skiing in Kolapore isn't for beginners but she stayed in control and did very well. We were out for almost 2 hours before we met anyone else on such a cold morning - and of course, it was Bob and 'Bent! After that, we met a handful of others but we almost had the place to ourselves. Awesome, chatty fun.

My Ambit3 has lost its mind recently when it comes to elevation gain. Today was a typical outing - about 11,000 meters of climb. My high point was 12,520 meters - about 40% higher than Mount Everest. Cool! Last week I switched to the Suunto app after their repeated threats to those of us who hadn't done so yet. So far, they're not impressing me.

Friday Feb 12 #

4 PM

Snowshoeing (Ungroomed) 1:00:00 [2] 3.0 km (20:00 / km)
shoes: Salomon XA Pro GTX - Black

Chilly, deep powder snowshoe before dinner with 'Bent, our neighbour Darcie and the 3 largest dogs in the neighbourhood pack, including both of ours. We gave her two old pairs of ski boots and some chocolate croissants. She gave us fresh-baked challah, which has become a regular treat on Friday nights. I love winter.

Tuesday Feb 9 #

5 PM

Strength & Mobility 26:00 intensity: (10:00 @1) + (16:00 @4)

1 km of rowing, dumbbells and some slant board stretches for my feet.

Power Yoga 21:00 [1]

A couple of Caron's YouTube videos - Happy Hips and Stabilizers.

Monday Feb 8 #


I spent a few hours sorting through the Orienteering Ontario archives since I'm hoping to park in our garage one of these winters.

One thing that has surprised us as we dig through the boxes is the huge pile of cartoons that were apparently required by provincial orienteering associations 30 years ago.

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