Day #43 February 1 2019

Weather: Stunt run!

I think it’s been a cold winter. Tonight certainly was. Cut early due to cold foot.

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This run was extra lovely, with the aurora borealis fighting to outperform the light show that is Somba K’e Park this time of year.

Somba K’e lights won handily tonight, but the auroras are always a welcome sight.

It seems they are most likely to be out on the coldest nights.

They weren’t enough to keep me warm, though. Crossing Frame Lake on my first loop meant going through the coldest part of this run first. I’m glad I did. If I hit that piece of open lake soaked in sweat, I would have been uncomfortable, and tempted to run faster and harder.

The trails are packed a bit in the busiest places, but still not ideal. I guess I’ll have to go pound them down a bit more. (well, me and all those other Yellowknifers)

Not much effort by looking at the heart rate, but my huge efforts the last two days is showing. For now, I’m still taking it easy. I might still be headed on that big, bush run Sunday, so gentle is the order of the day, tomorrow.

Training Tip: Shoe spikes/tracks/grips/cleats

There are several brands of strap on shoe cleats. I haven’t much experience with any brand, except to note that they are a disaster if you forget them on, and walk into a mall with a tile floor. Quite slippery.

They take a bit of getting used to, but better footing is one less thing to worry about, when you are pursuing a beautiful run.

Dettah Ice Road run from last winter

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