Thursday, December 19, 2013

10K Snowshoe Run

Great conditions in the woods out back. The snowshoe trail that I blazed was pretty well packed and then 9/10 of a mile in, it meets up with a trail that a snowmobile has now gone by on. That obviously allowed me to cover more ground quicker, but even so the snow was pretty soft and had a lot of give since it's still so powdery.

Very fun to see that deer have been using my snowshoe trail. One deer had clearly walked on it for a good half a mile. That was pretty neat to see.

When I got to the fire road a little than a mile and a half in, I opted to turn left instead of right this time and head down the hill towards the stream. Did an out and back, getting in 6.2 miles just before it got dark.

Four snowshoe runs since Sunday. Each time the conditions got more packed down and faster. Look at a difference that makes in terms of mileage and pace:

Sun: 2.0 miles @ 20:48/mile pace (unpacked)
Mon: 4.2 miles @ 15:54/mile pace (partially packed and unpacked)
Wed: 5.3 miles @ 14:28/mile pace (partially packed and snowmobile trails)
Thu: 6.2 miles @ 11:56/mile pace (packed and snowmobile trails)

Good times. Equal to about 10 miles on roads, and a lot more fun.

Snowshoe Ran 6.2 miles @ 11:56/mile pace.
Packed snowshoe and snowmobile trails.
Very hilly.
Upper to lower 30s, partly sunny
Dion 121 snowshoes, New Balance MT1010, long tights, windbreaker, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.

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