Despite this however, I have managed to at least get some running in, although not as much as I would like. However, I do feel that I am building a strong base (about 40 miles per week) that will enable me to quickly ramp up to 50, 60, and 70+ miles per week once the snow melts. Running lately with all of this snow has been tough, and slow. But, I keep telling myself some is better than nothing when it comes to running and that the snow will melt eventually. Another positive note is that other than a small flare up of a nerve issue and some sore muscles now and then, my body is holding up well and responding nicely to the demands of snow running.
With that said, here are a few pics I have taken and my totals for the first 3 months of the year.
January - 89 miles, 15:50, 3,700 ft
February - 104 miles, 18:50, 5,000 ft
March - 141 miles, 25:29, 5,300 ft
|The short section of single track by my house. This was taken a few days ago just after we got the 14" of snow at the end of March.|
|Powerline pass on a gorgeous evening a little over a week ago. Still a lot of snow to melt.|
|This is what running in April in Alaska is like.|