Congratulations to C for completing the Hypothermic Half sub 1:50! We haven't seen him in a few weeks and look forward to running with, I mean behind ( way behind) him next weekend.
Word is that the ice on the lake will be fine for next Sunday's run, even though we are having warm weather. We will be running on a skidoo trail which makes me very happy because I imagine it to be a nicely groomed path. The only thing we need to worry about is getting back to the other side of the lake post race to retrieve our vehicles.
Gatorade ice cubes are working very well and we plan to stick with them on long runs for the rest of this season.
Looks like we may be finished with the mukluks for this year. I am still going back and forth between ratty old running shoes and swim shoes. I only needed to use mukluks a few times as this winter has generally been mild. Nicole has been able to stick with minimal footwear this entire season, so hats off to her. Heads up to others who may switch to old shoes for winter running. Old shoes may still provide some cushioning and you may find that you have to transition all over again when you switch back, which is what I am presently doing.
Happy trails and see you next week!
PS: If anyone is looking to run the Polar Bear Run ( 30 K across Lake Winnipeg), leave a comment and we will forward the organizer's number to you.