Wanting to kick-off the weekend with a good run because of indoor track Regional meet tonight and tomorrow, head coach Curtis Vais, contacted me for a long run this morning. We headed out to some near-by gravel roads that consist of some of the few hills to be found around Mason City.
|Me wearing my safety orange Dion snowshoe jacket (only snow is in a ditch)!|
|Curtis Vais heading down one of the hills often used for NIACC practice|
This route afforded us the benefit of solid footing and room to run while talking (assuming I could keep up) in addition to some hills. The run went fairly well for me, though I tired from the steadiness of the roads and no change in foot plant that I get at the trails.
Upon return home, I used Google Earth to estimate the distance of our route and found it was nearly 11 miles. My most consistent run, not on trails, in a long time.