Thursday, January 3, 2013

Loving the Snow!!

    I love running in the snow! Usually about ninety percent of my training takes place on some of the same trails over and over,when race season finally arrives I've named hills,trees and even the odd mud hole.whatever it takes to help the miles go by,some of the names are good,some unprintable. The great part about all the snow is these trails suddenly change,every corner looks different and the runs change from being judged by pace to whether or not you can walk at the end.

    The secret to really enjoying snow running as opposed to just staying vertical lies in an old pair of shoes and some sheet metal screws.Without these the unpredictable hidden patches of ice could spell disaster.The downside to these shoes is after falling in love with the Saucony Kinvara TR  these suckers weigh a ton,but I guess that's a good thing for training ,right.

  The other upside to the snow is you can quietly get a lot closer for some great pictures of  the local wildlife.I received a camera for Christmas so should be able to post a few more good pictures to this blog as well.Its hard not to enjoy the changing seasons and how much the trails change as they go by I can't imagine training in a more beautiful area.
  Embrace the snow and go for a run,who says winter needs to bring the blahs.

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