It’s a lot of extra work to run in this much wet snow, but it was great to be off the roads today! I kept telling myself in the heat of the summer I will be wishing I could run through the snow. I always do!
This little guy greeted me as I started. He eyed me up and I slowed to a walk as he started to climb the nearest tree.
The closer I got, the higher he climbed, peeking around the tree and hissing at me. It was pretty funny.
Most trails I was following in someone’s hiking boot footprints.
Some trails I was making my own path through some pretty deep snow!
My feet were cold and wet the entire time, but other than that the 40 degree temps made for a nice day in the woods.
And then the unwrapping of a Gingersnap Honey Stinger waffle for some fuel. Love this flavor. These waffles always satisfy my hunger, give me lots of energy, and are easy to digest on the run. I can’t wait for our order of more Honey Stinger waffles, chews, and protein bars to arrive.
Snow runs like this certainly work your legs differently. My calves are going to be so solid. hahaha I think these are going to be my trail running conditions for awhile so I better get used to it! Even though I had 8 miles on the schedule, I ran 7.2 in a much longer time than a regular 8 would have taken. It’s best to run by time or effort in these situations! I once read that you can almost double your actual snow miles to get the equivalent of a regular run.
Any bets on when this snow will be gone?