Winter socks, base layer pants, thick running pants – check!
Base layer sweater, long-sleeved shirt, winter running jacket – check!
Neck warmer, thick toque, thickest mitts – check!
Spring running in Edmonton at its finest.
At the end of last week we got bombarded by large amounts of heavy snow. (We’re going on six months of the white stuff now!)
I had taken last week off running to give my knees a bit of a break after only running for five weeks. So after a long trainer session on Saturday, I anxiously laced up my sneakers for a Sunday morning run.
It was -20 Celsius for my first spring run! After running in heat for weeks, my lungs definitely felt it and so did my feet. I wheezed at the beginning and it took 5km before my feet warmed up!
The run wasn’t easy. I took it easy for the majority of it and fought hard during the last two kilometres to run a pace that used to come naturally.
The good news? It felt good to push myself and run outside in clean air. And, warmer weather is on its way!
Can’t wait to go on my first real spring run.
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Are you enjoying runs in shorts? Or, did you get wacky weather this week too?
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