Weather: Stunt run!
Another cold one, slightly overcast, so we’ll probably get snow soon.
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Tonight places me 2/3 of the way through my challenge, and so far I’ve put in over half a million heartbeats, a bit over 4700 minutes, and over 500kms of blissful, snowpacked trails.
Just before I headed out on my run tonight, my daughter asked me a question.
How do I not get frostbite?
At first I said – I did.
Then I tried to answer her, mainly crediting periodic checks and experience.
Then I realized that didn’t cover it well enough either.
Another critical part of it is steady effort. It doesn’t matter how fast you can run out there – just that you don’t stop. You need that heat.
Training Tip: traffic sucks – run on left facing traffic
This is of course useful as a safety ‘thumb-rule’, but also is a good idea to hold this sort of standard when planning a race route. Runners will expect a route to follow this rule, so it can help sort out an ambiguous figure 8 course, for someone unfamiliar with the route.
Obviously, there will be exceptions, such as when your bridge is under construction.