Saturday, February 29, 2020

February Totals

February -  212.2 km
YTD       -  374.7 km

One race the Dion Chase the Goose 7 km Snowshoe and two long runs at the Y otherwise mostly short ones.   Participated in the February " Run every day challenge " and if it was for that I would be at least 7 runs and 30 or 40 km less so I am grateful I was truly challenged.    Did 7 vacation runs in a very warm climate enjoyed thoroughly but it was super tough.   No races next month and fingers crossed I can fit in 3 long ones its going to be a bit of a challenge with another ski vacation upcoming. 

Breakdown,  29 runs total.
Snowshoe 2 X 12.4 km
Track @ Y 2 X 30 km
Mexico 7 X 49.8 km
Road 2 X 10 km
Treadmill 16 X 80 km

Last Run of February 2020

5 km on the treadmill at work followed by an upper body weight routine this afternoon on my meal break.  Weighed in at 178 lbs ... winter heavy! 

Friday, February 28, 2020

Lunch Run

Back to work after 3 days off logging 5 km on the treadmill on my meal break.

Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday

Tuesday Jan 25 -   Was planning a long run at the Y but was on the tail end  of a head cold so I decided to delay a day or two.  Instead I was going to do an out and back bam on the 2nd but it melted and had the consistency of pudding...

Plan B ,  head towards the Snowmobile trail,  700m of pudding then a nice firm clean surface.    Logged a 5 km BAM it done!

Wednesday Jan 26 -  Hit the Y ,  30 km logged a wee bit slower at around a 6:30 vs 6:00 pace but I will take it.  HR was low ,  11X first 10k  and only breaking into the 120s in the second 10K settling in to a more normal 130s max 140 after the Glycogen was depleted.   Overall it was a routine run ... was never really into it because I would have rather been skiing but the Ultra season start is just around the corner and it had to be done!

Thursday Jan 27- 5.4 km in was really hard.  Did a VLOG for the Feb Challange ...

Monday, February 24, 2020

Mid 7

Still suffering from a head cold so it was another 5 km run on the treadmill this morning. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Mid 5 & 6

5 km both mornings,  planned on a 10ker on mid 6 but I came down with a head cold. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Mid 4

5K run followed by a weight routine this morning on my meal break.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Back home after a week in the sunny warm south....

Sunday - Was going to Hanover for some groceries so I figured I would hit the gym at Allan Park for a little run and lift.   Plans changed a wee bit when I found that I had grabbed a shirt instead of shorts when I hastily left home.    The lift was a given then I remembered last Feb in Mendoza when I did a 5K in Jeans after a wine tour!   So I geared it down to a 7:30 pace did no 300m cool down at the end jumping off the treadmill straight to the shower logging a 5 km BAM.  

Monday - 30 km logged on the track at the Owen Sound Y.  Had lots of trepidation going into this one missed my last planned LSD 2 weeks ago due to a cold.  Vacation was only days away from that missed LSD I wanted to make sure I got over the cold before hand.  As it turns out the run was really quite good.  At 4K the wheels came off for a bit and I though it was going to be a grueling 3 hours instead I ran through it and the rest of the run was a breeze.  Heart cooperated very well not climbing into the 130s well into the second hour.  In the third hour the HR held in the 130s...if often climbs into the 140s but not today.   

Fitbit data ...

Tuesday - Starting another round of mids.  Jumped on the treadmill before the first hour was out logging my usual 5 km run @ 6:00 pace.  

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Last 2 days of warm running.

23C made for a rather comfortable 6 km run this morning.  Expect tomorrows BAM will be 30c cooler...travelling today.    Yesterday it was a grueling 5.2 km.  Closed down the beach bar Thurs night going one for one with the brits,  I lost.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tuesday and Wednesday

Up early the past two mornings logging a 6.5 km run yesterday and today it was 5.6 km.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Sunday and Monday morning.

Don't usually hit the ground running but I did this Monday  morning logging a 10.5 km run...beat the heat.

Ran a BAM Sunday logging 5 km around the resort.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

One more

One more lunch run this week ahead of the weekend off.  5 km logged  the usual way.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Dion Chase the Goose Snowshoe Race - Sunday February 2nd , 2020

 Did my second ever Snowshoe race Sunday ,  bettered last years time by 21 seconds in spite of the fact hat the course was a half K or so longer then last year.

Winter has not been very kind to us this year.   The moderate weather makes things a whole lot easier but for those who love winter activities its been hit and miss.   This years Snowshoe race was up in the air right up until the weekend ...not enough snow.   Mother nature came through with a nice little dump of Snow overnight Saturday making the event possible.   Temps were very comfortable just below freezing.   I wore mid weight tights,  a thermal shirt and a shell and was once again way way way too warm.   Its a good thing it was a short race!   The cleets on my snowshoes are for deep snow so it was a little rough in the icy spots.  I often found myself running off the beaten path seeking a smooth ride.   Finished 34 out of 65 participants ,  13 out of 18 mean 50 +.  Loved the event ,  wil be back again next year as long as I can fit it into my schedule.

A few more pictures...

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Feb 1

B.A.M ,  5 km out and back on the 2nd fulfilling day 1 of Ken Niemans February Challenge.