Sunday, February 1, 2009

Training Log: Jan 26 - Feb 1 (17:14)

Training Log: Great week of running. Didn't really plan to run quite as much as I did, but felt really good. I now feel I am back in the place I was before Christmas and being able to train as much as I want. Feels very good. Left calf was a little sore from the footing earlier in the week, but didn't bother me on the weekend. Very encouraging pulk run on Saturday.

Week Ending Total = 17:14

Monday Jan 26
Running 1:25:00
shoes: La Sportiva Crosslites (41.5)
(AM): Beautiful run. Ran to Yarker, then south on trails to Wilton, East to Hare trails, then one loop of dogsled trail, north on marsh to Cataraqui Trail, then home. Nice loop. Felt great at the start, but then got a little hungry and tired from run yesterday

Running 56:00
shoes: La Sportiva Raceblades
(PM): DionSS. Nice snowshoe run with Sara on Paudyn trails. Snow quite firm and could have run without snowshoes tonight.

Tuesday Jan 27
Running 1:08:00
shoes: La Sportiva Crosslites (41.5)
(AM): Ran with microspikes in Kingston on Rideau Trail. Great run. Felt really strong. Ran Rideau Trail north and explored blue loops and a bit on Cataraqui River. Felt like staying out, but doing tempo run tonight

Running (Tempo Run) 1:16:00
shoes: La Sportiva Crosslites (41.5)
(PM): Tempo Run. Warmed up on Cataraqui Trail, then great 40 min tempo run on north trail to Varty Lake. Cool night. Wore Microspikes which helped a lot with the footing. Had planned to do 2 x 20', but felt really good, so decided to run continuous tempo instead

Wednesday Jan 28
Running 2:00:00
shoes: La Sportiva Crosslites (41.5)
(AM): Great pulk run in snowstorm. Ran Cataraqui Trail West. Tough conditions as snow was pretty soft and slow pulling pulk. Ran with snowshoes for about an hour in the middle until snowmobiles packed down trail, then switched to Microspikes. Running on fumes by the end even though I took a couple of gels and gatorade with me. A little tired at the start from tempo run last night, but legs loosened up well.

Thursday Jan 29
Running 1:13:00
shoes: La Sportiva Crosslites (41.5)
(AM) Good snowshoe run at Little Cat Cons Area. Trails were fairly soft, but nice to just plod along comfortably. Beautiful morning. -10C and sunny. Felt like you could run in shorts and a t-shirt. -43C with the windchill in Yellowknife right now, which will be a little different than here. Left calf a little achy from running in all the soft snow the past few days. Legs felt good otherwise after the tough pulk run yesterday. Went skating with Fred Perel for about 45mins after my run.

Running 30:00
shoes: La Sportiva Raceblades
(PM) Easy snowshoe run on our home trails. Snowing pretty hard and very deep conditions. Had to break our trail yet again. Tough going as it was firm underneath all the new snow, so kept sliding off the trail.

Friday Jan 30
Running 1:30:00
shoes: La Sportiva Crosslites (41.5)
(AM) We got a bunch more snow overnight. Wasn't quite sure where to run. Ran with snowshoes in my pack, but ended up staying on the roads. Not many had been plowed, so ran mostly with my microspikes. Left calf is still a little achy, but loosened up and was good. Had a tough time mentally getting out the door for some reason today, but felt great when I got moving.

Running 41:00
shoes: La Sportiva Raceblades
(PM) Easy snowshoe run with Sara on Hare Trail. Nice night out.

Saturday Jan 31
Running 4:04:00
shoes: La Sportiva Crosslites (41.5)
(AM) Great long run with Sara while pulling pulk. Ran Cataraqui Trail West to Strathcona. New loop heading north, then crossed road and up a tough very tough climb (Old Strathcona Ski hill) with pulk. Wore microspikes up to then (2:45), but switched to snowshoes at the top of the hill for the rest of the run. From Strathcona Hill we ran along the edge of escarpment to McKeown Trail and finished at Mom and Dads house....and food and a drive home (thanks). Felt really good. Probably didn't have enough food on the trail, but pleased with run.

Sunday Feb 1
Running 2:31:00
shoes: La Sportiva Raceblades
(AM) Was a little tough getting out the door today after the long pulk run yesterday, but good once I got going. Did a snowshoe run with Sara on Paudyn trails. Very deep snow as we hadn't opened up the trails since the last snowstorm. Each loop got better though and was nice and packed down by the end. Used up all of our energy gels and bloks yesterday, so had to make do with snickers bars, jubes and cheese curd. It got us through and was a nice change. Happy 12th birthday to my daughter Heather!

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