Day #60 February 18 2019

Weather: Stunt run!

Another cold one, slightly overcast, so we’ll probably get snow soon.

Minutesaverage hrtotal heartbeatsKMbeats/km

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.

Gas isn’t too bad here, but it’s still cheaper to run

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.

My first run across the Deh Cho Bridge, across the Mackenzie River (thanks to Judi for the photo)

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