Another Weekend, Another Long RunWith just 3 weeks left before my first TRAIL 21km I needed to get out and put in a solid effort on the weekend LSD run. So after canvassing the group of awesome people I run with, Jon and Jen joined me with dogs in tow and we headed up to the Batchelor Hills over Kamloops.
Such a gorgeous day to run. Leaving my apartment at 8:40am the temperature was hovering at -0.5C, but the sky was vibrant blue and The Skywatchers were calling for highs of 17 C for the day. I'm loving this early spring weather we're getting.
|7:30am from the balcony|
Since this is the location for the March Dirty Feet race it was easy to select a route, two adjacent 5km loops make up the race course and give us the opportunity to stop back at the vehicles after the first 5km if we needed to pick up or drop off items.
|Looking south from Batchlor Heights|
The second 5km went by really fast and in no time we were back at the vehicles emptying our water bottles and enjoying a stretch with a view. Jen by far picked up the most mud. It looked great splattered up her legs to the multicoloured tights she wore.
|"Dirty Girl" Jen|
Since that 21km is looming in my near future, I hung back to rerun the first loop again. Another 5km of long hill climb, slightly warmer and muddier than the first lap that morning.
Finishing my Sunday LSD with 15.5km and some added confidence that the upcoming race might not kill me.
|Jen, Jon and Icebox|
|The gear tested: TNF Enduro Belt 1|