Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Speed Monday

7K Heart Run today on my meal break ...back to work today! 

Sunday Afternoon

Logged a little 4.8K run on the backyard trail late Sunday afternoon.  Wished I had more I was really enjoying being in the woods ...comfortably warm temps too. 

Saturday, July 28, 2018


Same run Friday another 10K on the beach at Sauble.   Had a little more pop in the legs yesterday only one more planned long run between now and Endur in 2 weeks will  do it next week mid to late week another loop of Durham.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Beach again...

Did and afternoon beach run at Sauble today logging another 10K.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Beach Run

End to end on the beach at Sauble this morning logging 16.7Ks .   It was beautiful sunny with a light breeze.  Ended the run with an extra 2K running back Adi the Golden Doodle around the block followed by a dip in Lake Huron.  Looks like it's going to be a good beach afternoon.  

Running in the Rain

Tuesdays trail was just a little 4.8k run on the backyard trail.   It was raining ,  light to heavy but super warm.  I wanted to go a little further but there was some active weather and it's not a good place to be so I cut it short.

Sunday, July 22, 2018


10K out and back on the beach at Sauble today.   Not much pop in the legs I think I am still recovering from Friday.   Managed to turn out a bunch of 5:20ks.   It was overcast with som light rain here and there and temps in the high teens....not too bad for running.

Peninsula Run Friday

Headed out with Grant on Friday running Hope Bay in the morning and Lions Head in the afternoon. In the am we parked on the North side of Hope Bay and headed towards Rush Cove on a side trail looping back to the car.   Just beyond the residences on Rush Cove the trail followed along the coast and then through a flat open area before climbing the escarpment...easy trail along the water , tough after climbing the escarpment.    A few Ks before the car we stopped at Jackson Monument with great views towards Hope Bay,  Cape Croaker and Colpoys Bay and Wiarton.    Logged 18.3 km in 3hrs33min.

Took a break and had a great lunch in Lions Head before the afternoon run.  It was super hot ,  32C and hydration was a challange.   I took in lots of fluids at lunch and was pretty much covered from the morning.  Headed out on the North side of the Lions Head loop with 1.5 litres of water prepared for about 3 hours in the heat.  Ran out to the McKays Harbour camp site and spent some time checking it out.  It was a great spot with some prime camp sites on the water .   There was a little bit of gross garbage here and there but no too bad considering.    Heading up the escarpment there was a great cooling wind that was from the South.   The South side of the Lions Head loop was super comfortable with the cooling wind.  We originally planed on coming back on the Inland Trail but decided to do the whole loop because of the wind so we headed to the Isle Hanel side trail adding a few extra Ks.  Logged 16.7ks in 4hrs16min.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Thursday Trail

4.8ks done on the backyard trail late Thursday afternoon...hammock time recovery!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tuesday Road

23.3 Ks logged running to Durham and back.   Added a little speed turning some 5:20 Ks on the way back up the 2nd. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mid 7

Easy 5K @ 6:00 pace followed by a upper body weight routine. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Mid 5

7K Heart Run on my meal break this morning.

Friday Trail

Have a pretty consistent routine going this week logging another 5.6Ks on the backyard trail yesterday evening. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Mid 4

5K @ 6:00 pace followed by an upper body weight routine this morning on my meal break.

Trail Thursday

5.6 Ks done on the backyard trail yesterday eve! 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mid 3

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

Trail Wednesday

Working mids,  got up 4ish had some breakfast then a little float in the pool before hitting the backyard trail logging 5.8Ks. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Barrows Bay

Did some  a Bruce Trail Run/Explore  yesterday at Barrows Bay. 

In the morning I ran the Barrow Bay side trail ( South side of the Bay ).   It was an out and back that ended up being 11.9 km.  I was solo so I did a ton of exploring on the rocky beach.   I super enjoyed just being on the beach Georgian Bay is simply amazing. 

In the afternoon I did an out and back on the North side of the Bay logging 10.4 km.   Originally I wanted to do the entire Lions Head Loop but I didn't have the time.   I wanted to scout the McKays Harbor camp site but I was short on water and super hot as well as running out of time so I turned back with just a little over 2K to go...next time. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Taking it to the street

Getting ready for Endur in August so its time to hot the pavement...kinda weird for me! 

Logged 23.4Ks heading down the 2nd to Durham then looping the Conservation area.   Great weather ,  clear temps in teh mid to upper teens and a super nice NW Wind...picked a good day! 

Things I noticed running road ....

  • You can look around ....not many tripping hazards. 
  • Waved at every car/truck...I was busy! 
  • Some folks don't slow down or give you much room.   There are no shoulders in most places the township hasn't cut the ditches yet! 
  • Got chased by the same dog twice ...there was a potential for a problem but I avoided it!  
I wanted to travel light ... wore my " 10K Belt" just enough room for the phone.  Needed water so I packed a lunch bag and a straw.   The Conservation area has water at the 9K mark which is perfect on the way out and way back.  Filled the bag with water the straw made it slick to drink out of .....worked very well.  

Want to get this run to a 5:30 pace but I had no particular goal today... made two pit stops at the park the first was bathroom/ water the second was just water.    

Fitbit Data 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Evening run

2 Runs again today logging a 7K Heart Run this evening on my meal break.

You know its warm when....

You know its warm when you have to jump in the pool to cool down before you run!   Did another 5.6Ks on the backyard trail this morning after coffee....no hammock today recovery was in the pool! 


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Easy Evening

5K 6:00 pace followed by an upper body weight routine this evening on my meal break. 

Morning Trail

5.6Ks logged on the backyard trail again this  morning.  It was pleasantly hot ,  recovery was some time in the hammock with a cold beverage and great music followed by a cooling dip in the pool! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Two Run Tuesday

7K Heart Run done this evening on my meal break.

Tuesday Trail

Beat the heat ,  sort of logging 5.6Ks on the backyard trail when I got up this morning.

Monday, July 2, 2018

June 2018 Totals

Wow,  where did June go... a super busy month with 3 50Kers in the books!   

June 2018 -    258.1 km
YTD         - 1,326.7 km


Rest Days X9
Treadmill X13 = 80 km
Road ( Niagara ) X1   = 50 km
Trail X7 = 128.1 km

Back to work Monday

Easy 5Ker done this evening on my meal break followed by an upper body weight routine. 

Friday and the Weekend

4.8Ks logged Friday afternoon on the backyard trail...it was hot. 

After 3 consecutive weekends running 50Kers I took this past weekend off to enjoy some of the other things in life!