Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Road and Trail Run

This morning I was due for an 11 mile run. I decided to run 5 miles on the road and then stop by my house for my snowshoes. Then I'd run the last 6 by snowshoeing back and forth over the 1 mile stretch of singletrack we call River Run. Running back and forth three times over a 1 mile stretch of trail might sound nuts, but I have my reasons!

I have been itching to get out on the snow on my mountain bike. This is a busy week for me with work and with the holiday coming up, but I'm thinking I might be able to get out on the trails with the bike on Christmas Eve. So today I was grooming the trail while I put in my miles. I think Kevin will be surprised to see how much use this trail has gotten since the last snowfall and how nicely packed it is. It is looking very good for biking!

The snowshoe portion of the run was very exhausting! I'm beginning to realize that a marathon is a long way to run on snowshoes. I did a twenty miler on snowshoes once last winter, so I know I can do it. But it will be tough.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go! Running on snowshoes is a bit challenging. I can't imagine doing 20 miles on snowshoes. It's time for me to get back into my running regimen. Thanks for the inspiration.