Saturday, January 18, 2014

Snowshoe Race Eve

Very much looking forward to tomorrow's race. Despite the present conditions, the RDs have already scoped out a workable route. As is also the case with the woods behind my house, the snow is there, one just has to find the right areas. However, as an added bonus it looks like we'll get a least a couple of fresh inches of snow today and tonight. At least. Sweet.

Run this morning was a very good indicator that the mid-week tempo run has been properly absorbed. Legs felt peppy. Still, I kept the pace very easy. Some icy patches on the trails made it pretty easy to govern the speed. Feeling good about tomorrow.

My salmon pool was wide open with running water. No ice at all. That'll change next week with arctic air moving in, but for now I had hoped to spot a few hitting the surface; but with nothing there for breakfast it wasn't surprising that I didn't see any activity. However, they are there. Oh yes, they are there...

Ran 5.2 miles @ 9:51/mile pace.
Trails, with packed snow and patches of ice.
Mostly flat.
Upper 20s, overcast.
New Balance MT1010 w/ Yaktrax Pros, long tights, fleece pullover, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.

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