Thursday, December 02, 2010

Severe winter weather

Running conditions for the past few days have been harsh with temps in the teens/low-20s and the roads/trails covered in snow and ice.  However, that didn't stop me from getting in my runs.....thanks to my La Sportiva Crosslite.
I got in a good strength run yesterday in the trails of the Brunssumerheide (Brunssum heathland) running a fartlek workout of 1' hard/easy.  Note that I said strength and not speed, despite fartlek meaning "speed play".  I did 12 x 1' on the snow-covered trails.  I felt like I was running on sand, pushing hard but barely moving.  Wearing the Crosslite made a huge difference though, because I would have been doing more skating than running had I not worn them.  The workout turned out good and I felt like I gained some leg strength.

Today, I ran 15K at a moderate pace with my British co-worker Charlie, who recently placed 4th in the 30-34 age group division at the World Half-Ironman Championships in Clearwater, FL.  We had a pretty good run, but in some areas it was a little too slippery.  There was so much snow on the running trails and paths that we could not see where the patches of ice were. I'm hoping conditions will be better and not as slippery on Sunday.


Judd & Leslie Zimmerman said...

I hope they paid you for that celebrity endorsement ;)

Wayne said...

or maybe they just declare me the winner of this contest ( so that I can own a pair of the new Crossover GTX. :)