I keep saying to Val how much I'm tired of the snow, mainly because I'm tired of running in the snow. Truth be told, though, I actually have been loving running in the snow. Today I had a sudden euphoric sense while on a 4 mile run this morning. I thought it was going to be a drag having to deal with slushy roads, ice patches, and constant slipping, but it was actually an awesome experience. I could literally feel my leg muscles tightening, being used to ground my body and prevent a fall--quite an unusual, but sensational feeling. The snow-packed sidewalks were also a nice change of terrain from the roads and sidewalks that surround my current dwelling. As I was running, I recalled Anton Krupicka running up mountains and imagined I was doing the same. It is for this reason (and the impending bad weather for tomorrow) that I decided to run another 2 miles tonight and these miles were no different; except, I got to wear my headlamp again!
That's all for tonight! Check out some of the links below for interesting running news articles that I have come across over the past couple days.
A new indoor/outdoor world record was set in the women's 1500 meter. The girl is one of three women in her family that are standouts in the running scene. Check out the article to see if you recognize the name and what her time was.
Ever hear of the 1% incline on a treadmill to mimic outdoor running? Apparently it's not that simple. Check out the article to see what I mean.
Want to be the first person to run across Canada entirely self-supported?! Too late. Feat accomplished. And yes, he was wearing a Flash costume...
I want to be like him when I'm his age: still going at it and staying strong while doing it. What in the world am I talking about? Find out:
That's all! Hope everyone stays safe tomorrow.