Weather: Stunt run!
Seemed VERY warm, but when I checked after, it sits just cold enough to count as a stunt.
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I had a terrific visit from a neighbour today, as I was getting ready to go run.
It was worth taking the slight delay.
He and I had a mutual friend, who passed away a short time ago. That friend had started a garden before he died, and the harvest took place recently. My neighbour brought a small sample of that last harvest, which we enjoyed while toasting his memory.
My run today was delightfully high, and even more elevated by my memories of our departed friend. I ran the ‘normal’, or small loop around Frame Lake quicker than usual, feeling pretty lively and energized. I don’t know if that was Andy’s weed, or his memory.
I missed you today, Mr. B.
Training Tip: Sock talk
1 good pair – not two.
I added a second layer of socks once, in a desperate attempt to fight off the cold.
This compressed my foot inside the shoe, so wasn’t warmer. Also, the tighter shoe knocked off by big toenails (4 – 6 months later). It was weird…they were slightly discoloured the night I did it, then they slowly looked worse until months later, falling off near painlessly.
One good pair of socks seems to be a better choice. In addition, I make doubly sure my socks are completely dry.
It’s also worth loosening the toe box of your shoe a bit if you can, which will trap more warm air around your toes. Air is a WAY better insulator than whatever the shoe companies are using.
A friend of mine has had some success by using pieces of sheared beaver fur. More developments in that area are worth exploring.