All week I've been waiting for my "long" run. After a month of relatively random training and then last week's Maffetone test, I've been looking forward to getting started on a "build" phase in my training that will last the next 4-6 weeks. This will emphasize a fair amount of running and should have me prepared with a solid aerobic base by the time Spring officially rolls around.
|This route, but covered in White!|
One thing I love about summer time is how easy it is to go for a run. It takes less than a minute to throw on a pair of shorts and a shirt, and pull on a visor. In the winter, it's a bit more of a process. Fortunately, I wasn't in a big hurry, so I took my time, put together a playlist on iTunes, and got ready to head out the door. I was feeling good!
|Tunes for the trail!|
|The frozen tundra!|
Although the snow continued to come down through most of the run, it really wasn't that cold out (maybe around 25 degrees). I find that as long as I keep my upper body warm, I can run in shorts and not feel uncomfortable. After a few miles, the snow was "sticking" to my shoes a bit, and my feet got fairly wet, but they never felt too cold or uncomfortable.
|Not too shabby!|