Thursday, December 28, 2017

-24C ....not to be wasted.

Cold weather made for a good test today for my upcoming Tremblant Snowshoe.


  • Thermal Wind Proof Underware
  • Mid Weight Tights
  • Water/Wind proof Cycling Pants
  • Gators 
  • Marino Wool Socks  ...mid weight
  • 2/3 zip Marino Wool long sleeve to skin
  • My Sagoi Breath Thermal over the Wool
  • My Water/Wind prof Shell
  • Full Balaclava 
  • Buff cover parts of the face that the Balaclava didn't 
  • Mec Mits ... the warmest they sell.
  • Smith Googles 
  • Addidas Gortex Shoes
  • Dion Snowshoes 

Its like being a kid again taking forever to suit up and head out.   Googles were OK but they fogged then froze up.    Feet were pretty good,   wiggle toes to keep em warm.   Over all was way to hot... base layer got wet!   

I need to either not sweat or bring a second dry layer when I summit the big mountain in Quebec ...I will do both.   

The trail was way way way better then the previous day and I logged 5.2 Ks is 1hr 16min...Snow Shoe Running is rather slow!!!!   

Wednesday Snowshoe

Got out for my second snow shoe of the season logging a grueling 3.6 km " Run" in 59min45sec.   It was tough going breaking trail but I managed 3 laps enough to create a good trough through some very heavy packed snow. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Run and Lift

7K Heart Run followed by an upper body weight routine done this afternoon on my meal break. 

Saturday, December 23, 2017


10K@5:30 pace  logged late this afternoon on my meal break. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Lift and Run Friday

An easy 5K@5:30 pace followed by an upper body weight routine today on my meal break.

First Snowshoe

Finally broke trail logging a 5.3 K Snowshoe run on the backyard trail yesterday.     The snow was crunchy after a recent thaw but it still had some give to it so the first lap of 5 I walked then I ran 4 laps before running home.    Was a little overdressed for the -6C  but that was OK going short.   Used a new shell pant that I picked up at MEC ... perfect  no snow balling in the back of my knee!   I am hoping that winter is here to stay for a few thaws would make for a great course! 

Y Tuesday

 Been so busy there has been no time to blog!    On Tuesday I headed to the Y for a planned 40K Run.  Felt good and was enjoying the day so I stretched it out another 2K logging one last 2017 Marathon. 

10K in I had and unplanned walk for a K bumping into an old acquaintance.   Threw in a couple of more half K walks at the 20 and 30K marks and of course as I usually do I walked the last 2K as a cool down. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Mid 7

Much better this morning logging a 10Ker @ 5:30 pace followed by an upper body weight routine. 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Mid 6 a reluctant 10K

Mid ,  lack of sleep ,  the season and other reason made for a real slug fest this evening on the treadmill.   Did a B.A.M.  logging a 10Ker anywhere between 5:30 and 7:30 pace.

Mid 5 - 5@5

5K @ 5am on mid 5 meal break this morning followed by upper body weights. 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mid 4

7K Heart Run done again this morning on my meal break. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mid 3

7K Heart Run done this morning on my meal break .... it was nice!

Getting good HR data wearing the fitbit tighter! 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mid 2 - Run and Lift

Skipped Mid 1's run after going long at the Y.   This morning I logged an easy 5ker at a mostly 5:30 pace then I did my upper body weight routine.   Its hard to drag yourself into the gym at 2 am on 4.5 hours sleep but it sure does make you feel good it 8am yet????? 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday Y

35Ks logged on the track at the Owen Sound Y today.   I was running with Grant today so many Ks slipped away catching up!    HR started to push 150 25Ks in so I geared back the speed keeping the HR in the high 130s. 

Friday, December 8, 2017


Didn't feel like it tonight but I dragged myself into the Gym for a 5ker @ 5:30 pace followed by my upper body weight routine. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Easier tonight

Ditto last nights run logging yet another 7Ker on my meal break.    HR was a wee bit higher! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Heart Run

7K Heart Run done this evening on my meal break.  It felt harder and faster then usual.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Runs with elastics...again!

 Returned to the track at the Owen Sound Y today logging 30Ks.  Getting ready for 6 hours at the Stride Inside event in about 5 weeks!     Breaking in a new pair of Stinson 3's .... 4th run in them the first long one.   Right foot hurt a bit and there was a rub from the metatarsal big deal!    The run went pretty well the right knee locked out a few times ... something I am familiar with ,  again no big deal.  Took in 500 ml of water every hour and every 10K I waled for 2 minutes doing an S Cap.   First 25Ks were all sub 6 min ... 5:45 ish the 720 90 degree turns slows you down a little!   Geared it bakc at the 25K mark to a 7ish pace until I hot 28K doing a 2K cool down walk.    Scheduled the Y run for a week today ,   going to go 35Ks in 3.5 hours! 

Got some decent data from the Fitbit...

Friday, December 1, 2017

Two Run Friday

5.2 Ks on the backyard trail this evening.   -1C ,  big moon and no wind made for a pleasant run.  Tried my Marino Wool long sleeve as a my base layer with my shell over top and was pretty comfortable to a bit too warm.   Ears weren't covered should have had a buff over them time.  Wore my Marino Wool glove liners on their own ...toasty addition to the running / skiing arsenal. 


Had to take a couple of days off this week to recover from a little injury I suffered.   Back at it today in an easy way logging a 5Ker @ 5:30 pace followed by an upper body weight routine.