Saturday long run was good. I have a 50k next weekend so I didn’t want to overdo this weekend… I may have.
Did 7 miles before the group run then picked them up and did another 8. Birds were chirping and you could feel a tease of spring despite the cold temps. Probably the coldest morning for the rest of the season. Warmer temps on the way.
I love when things happen perfectly and without overplanning. Serendipity. Went trail running yesterday with a good friend. Woke up at 5AM to get ready and we had to drive about an hour to get to the park. We started out before daybreak and by the time we reached the top of the first peak, Sugarloaf Mountain, the sun was coming up. There was only a thin opening between the horizon and clouds, as snow was moving in, so the sun only came out for a couple minutes all day. What are the odds that we would be in the best location to catch that window?
We continued our trail run for the next 5 hours. Went a little slower than normal because it was snowy and then muddy underneath the snow. Such a beautiful day plus another couple inches of snow fell while we were out there.
Thankfully it was a little warmer for today’s 14 miles. It was about 30°F with a light breeze when I started at 5AM. Used a personal day for my daughter’s preschool Christmas program. So it was great to get a long run in before that then spent the early afternoon doing bookkeeping for my side business. All my receipts and invoices are all done for the season. It feels so good to have that done. Nap time!
Happy Thanksgiving! Got in a run at 12:30AM before work. Winds are about 20mph with gusts about 30mph. I dressed warm. Too warm. T-shirt, fleece, wind shell. Long sleeve t-shirt and wind shell would have been plenty. Noting that for future similar runs.