My first snow run of the season! Not a ton of coverage but it's always beautiful.
The "Cougar 10" loop is such a versatile route. You can just run the 10 (nine miles actually), turn it into 12, 14 and even 16 miles. I was hoping to do the full 16 today but it wasn't in the cards. My sartorius was like a governor, it didn't hurt much but it sure slowed me down on every flat section and every descent. Rats.
So I decided to enjoy other things. Like the awesome scenery.
God I love the white!
It wasn't really that cold. The temperature was just above freezing and it had been raining like mad the previous two days so the trails were quite wet. Still, whenever the opportunity for first tracks just to the side of the main path presented itself I took it. :)
I don't usually run with music but brought it along today and turned it on at the bottom of Bear Ridge. It was fun to have something to listen to.
Here are all the pictures.
|Breakfast||7:30 AM - banana, Omnibar|
|Workout Food||1.5 bottles each w/2 scoops Perpetuem|
|Time of Day|
|Weather||mid 30s, wet ground but dry sky, some wind in exposed areas|
|Equipment||Brooks Cascadia 9, Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0, Garmin Fenix 2|
|Clothing||Injinji Run Original Weight Mini-Crew, Patagonia Capilene boxer briefs, 2XU Compression 3/4 Tights, Craft Active Classic Long Sleeve Baselayer, Patagonia Capilene long sleeve top, Brooks Vapor Dry Glove II, knit hat|