Spring seems to be especially slow in coming this year. I sure hope this summer is warmer than the last few cold wet ones we’ve had. Maybe the solar sunspot cycle will finally kick into gear and heat this shivering planet up a bit.
First M Trail
Last week finally brought my first sojourn up the M trail. Mud was the rule of the day. Mud, snow and ice greeted me above the top of the M. I only made it up to the Bridger Canyon view point before frustration from the snow and ice set in.
My New Balance MT101’s have a fairly smooth sole. Their snow and ice traction is marginal to say the least. So add that lack of gription comment to my previous post reviewing and assessing the MT101s.
First Track Workout
This month, the snow finally melted off the Belgrade High School track where I do my track workouts. I did my first plyometric and form drills of the year. My feet are trashed from it. So obviously, I over did it or I am just way out of condition!
Long Trail Runs
Given the late spring, I have been going out to the west valley near Headwaters state park to rack up some trail miles. So far this year, I’ve done six long (approx. 2 hours) trail runs out there. The conditions are fairly dry there now, but it tends to get windy. One memorable session, Saturday April 2, a front blew through. A strong side wind toyed with me; literally picking me up and moving me laterally during the feet off the ground portion of my strides. The storm front also brought a bought of hail. It was brief, but long enough to tattoo my arms and sides with red welts!