Trail Zealot

Colorado hiking, Appalachian Trail thru-hiking, and more...

Feb. 17, 2020, 4:44 p.m.

Great run, but unexpectedly cold. I definitely hustled through sections to try and stay warm. Felt virtually no soreness after yesterday's long run. What gives? Like, anomalously fast running is definitely the kind of thing I like to be confused by, but I just don't know. I'm getting paranoid that these gains will be short-lived and followed by a plateau or a crash. That's the way to stay positive, Aaron!
But for real, I think the gains might be real. Some slow, powerful running through the snow might have been the ticket. Working on strength without meaning to, especially the lateral stabilization. Maybe the time I lose when I run on snow and ice isn't lost - maybe it goes into another "bin" of training that doesn't so much affect my metabolic systems (engine) but the efficiency I turn that metabolic energy into useful motion.
Got some bad data at the start because I didn't wait for the GPS to find satellite signal. I was pretty freakin cold and decided that I would start my run whenever the crosswalk changed. I stand by my choice, I was goosebumpy and shivering. Even grabbed my nanopuff when I picked up momo!