Parsenn Sprinting Downhill
Last week didn't go quite as planned, running wise. I only managed 3 hours of running, all on snowshoe trails at an easy (Parsenn accompanied) pace. My left foot/big toe had been feeling tight and sore since Psycho so I guess a step back (albeit a HUUUGE step back) week was in the cards. It's snowing again today, so I guess I can wait a while before hitting the trails up in hopes of the snowshoers packing it in again.
I did manage a couple pictures of my dog on the trails. One can learn a lot from him:
- Walk the uphills.
- Bomb the downhills.
- Take your time and look around for deer/squirrels/leaves/shadows/a tree that should be urinated on.
- Stay hydrated. (i. e. eat (white) snow and submerge your head in (white) snow as needed.)
- When you're feeling good, run faster!
- Always be happy.
- When finished, nap.
None of those items (especially the 'happy' part) occur with Parsenn when he's on a sidewalk, with a leash. Odd, huh :)
This week will get me back on track with some longer runs and more speed work. 5 weeks to Trailbreaker (now they have a website!), and then it's on to Chippewa. Let's get Building!