Lazy brook deep in the woods.
I spend some time running near some of the small brooks and streams in the woods. Some people like bridges, others like thick green moss. I like brooks and streams that quietly meander their way along to forest floor, seeking a way to escape into open waters. After 25 minutes or so I felt adequately warmed up and decided to finish the workout with some hills. Climbing hills is definitely the weakest aspect of my shoeing and trail running. I find that strange because I was a very good uphill runner when I ran roads back in the day. It didn’t carry over to trails at all. As you can see from the elevation profile below I did a fair amount of climbing in the middle three miles. It felt good to do something different. I’ll try to add some hills once a week while there is still some snow cover.
Next up is the Feel Good Farm snowshoe race. A hill climber’s course from what I hear. I’m in big trouble!