De lo mejorcito de la orientación. Freezing rain, 0 to 1 degree Celsius, and a brutal long. True hero conditions. This is the stuff they write into the sagas. Thanks to the Canucks for the camp and a big thanks to Eric and Jeff for their work on the map. Very, very fun terrain.
This was the first true long I've done since I started the 10-second alactic sprints to train the connections in my hamstrings to not cramp. I didn't get any cramps, not even a hint of a cramp coming on. I slowed down early on and took different routes anticipating hamstring cramping, which is a bad habit I've developed over the years of dealing with cramps in longs. But when I saw nothing was cramping I decided to push the pace to try to make them cramp. Nothing at all. So that opens up a fun new world!
Running20:01 3.38 km (5:56 / km) +23m5:44 / km ahr:130 max:148
So, I meant to do this around Thanksgiving, but I got distracted with life stuff.
But there are a lot of things I'm grateful for this year.
Here's a short list of them: -My family and Summer for being great people and support when I need it. -My friends around the world who push me to be better and work towards my goals. -The world around us, and especially the parts where we've let other species thrive (i.e., forests and similar). -My job since it gives me a way to provide for myself but with an incredible amount of flexibility and work-life balance. -Bikes, amazingly simple tools that make you into a superhuman. -Friends who put me up and put up with me in their homes (mostly Mr. O'Callaghan this year). -Event directors and course setters who pour their lives into putting on a weekend of fun, exploration, and self-actualization. -Mappers. They almost never get enough credit. -The shareconomy because of how it enables me to do more with less time in front of a screen. Important to note that I don't consider AirBNB or Uber/Lyft to be part of the shareconomy anymore. -And so many minor instances of gratitude that I can't even remember now, but I was grateful for them at the time.
Running30:01 6.87 km (4:22 / km) +46m4:14 / km ahr:138 max:153
Running20:00 3.37 km (5:57 / km) +30m5:41 / km ahr:123 max:144
Circuit Training21:57 ahr:98 max:126
Running30:00  6.01 km (4:59 / km) +86m4:39 / km ahr:149 max:167
While it sounded like Sandy F's snow only lasted a short bit, we had on and off snow all day here. Summer was even caught in a quick little white-out on her bike ride to work. So a nice adventure for her in the morning.
Chill day with low mileage. Preparing for the weekend.