Winter Run Log: 13 Nov 09, 5mi

Friday 13 Nov Run

Another 5 miles for today’s run. This week has been fairly easy. I’ve been hesitant to do longer distances on work days because the trails still don’t have quite enough snow to be comfortable, and the roads are a little too snowy to be safe. Despite that, I did follow some back roads today where I knew there would be little traffic. It all worked out for the best. Snow was falling and it was a little windy. The headlamp made the snowflakes look like bright, white, icy projectiles before they slapped my eyeballs. I ended up turning off the lamp and the predictability of the road surface was great.

Distance: 5.25mi
Temps: 13°f

Gear

  • Wool knit cap
  • Base layer, stretch capilene, short sleeve
  • Top layer, Polartec
  • Pants, Polartec (Arcteryx)
  • Socks wool mid-weight hikers
  • Shoes Saucony ProGrid Xodus
  • Wool liners (Ibex)
  • Head Lamp (Petzl Tikka XP2)

It was a good run. Tomorrow is a day off and Sunday will be 15mi on trails. The temps are supposed to drop down to -15 by then, so I’m curious to see how things go.