1. Sunday’s –20ish run changed to the plus temps for Tuesday’s speed work run. Mama Nature wouldn’t allow us to let our guard down so she added gale force winds into the mix. I lost my hat 3 times on the run and was at one point literally standing still when I was trying to run. Luckily…I did find this funny. (probably because I was on the cool down part of the run)
2. Last night was our first night of hills…and with it came more plunging temps, snow and yes…more wind. Our hill repeats are an ~ 2.7km out and back involving 2 ups/downs. One side was totally clear, the other snow covered and windy. We killed the 3 repeats though. Take that Around the Bay route!
3. Post run, I stuck around to help spot the rest of our group that came out to do repeats as it is pretty dark along the route. (it is virtually closed to traffic so no plowing and little in the way of street lights) When you aren’t running…the cold was brutal. I had on a hat, ear warmers, 2 sets of gloves, 2 thermal tops, jacket, tights, jeans, socks and boots and Hot Shots in various places on my person. And.was.still.cold. The best part was trying to change into all of the above in the tiny stall of the local Tim Hortons. You had to be Nadia Comaneci to get it done.
4. I did try to get some pics but my fingers were prohibited by the cold and my many layers of gloves. I did snap this beauty when I got home:
C’mon…you want to be my friend… you know you do.
Do you hill train? If so…how? (short repeats? gradual inclines?)