Day #67 February 25 2019

Weather: Stunt run!

Felt a lot warmer than the weather report.

Minutesaverage hrtotal heartbeatsKMbeats/km
7111783078.9933.3707865

A slow, gentle run to recover from yesterdays ‘hard kilometer’. Surprising how large an effect one 6 minute burst of effort had on me.

I didn’t realize, at the beginning of the season, that near 80% of the runs I did would be at or below -30C.

While running through Stock Lake Trail today, I noticed that there was a skidoo track, but no noticeable foot tracks. I may have been the first behind the machine. I ducked through a less-used bit of trail, and that one was mostly foot-beaten.

I don’t know if I remembered to mention this, but it is like running through a winter wonderland. 🙂

Training Tip: Favourite Trail – JMCJ *undisclosed name* Trail

This trail is privately owned, and an example of the best kind of trail. It is a small loop of around 200m, with terrain which climbs the same hill twice. It is sometimes necessary to do a bit of cutting, or climbing over deadfall, but it’s absolutely bliss to have a trail to yourself, whenever you want it. All it ever ‘costs’ me to access is a bit of wood cutting, or moving this or that around the yard.

I’m pretty lucky. The owners, who maintain the trail in lovely shape, aren’t even runners.

I can’t direct you to this trail, but the real tip today is to go find yourself a private trail to enjoy, any way you want.

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