It's always been tough to find any decent "hills" when training around Mason City. In the winter, I enjoy the rolling terrain found around the quarry trails that I use for snowshoe running. In fact, it's hard to believe that such interesting geology is a mere 5 minute drive from my home and this is Iowa.
|The shadows obscure the steepness of this slope.|
|Other snowshoers have been out on the ice of the quarry.|
Today I ran the hills but also took it easier and slower than yesterday. I've been hitting the snowshoeing rather hard lately and needed more of a recovery day. 6 miles total.