I had some errands to run and also wanted to finish my Christmas shopping today but I still managed to squeeze in a short training run on my Dions this afternoon. Lucky for me I kept it short. The challenge of breaking new trail was made more difficult by the dry, powdery snow. It didn’t give the cleats of the snowshoe anything to grip so progress was difficult. I think my heart rate must have jumped to 200 bpm in the first 30 seconds. Once I backed off a bit and got into a good rhythm with a higher than normal knee lift it wasn’t so bad. Still, I didn’t even break a 14 min/mile pace! I need to spend more time in the snow before the Beaver Brook race or I’m going to get crushed. Then again, do I really care? Nah.