There are a few things I love about winter trail running in Boise: (1) If I hit the hills in southeast Boise, I’m almost guaranteed to see deer (or at times over 100 of them in a herd, which still takes my breath away no matter how often it happens!) (2) Seeing everything covered in a magical blanket of white is really quite beautiful. (3) Seeing my friends finish up the run with their frosty hair, beardcicles and eyelashes glistening with white is downright hilarious!
This weekend, I had back-to-back runs with friends in the foothills and it was amazing. On Saturday, a group and I ran from Barclay Bay
near Lucky Peak Dam and enjoyed 12 frosty trail miles. We spotted several mule deer and a few bucks, much to our delight.
On Sunday, I ran from Camel’s Back Park with a group of friends and enjoyed meeting a few new pals who’ve joined the gang recently
and knocking out some early morning miles in the fog and ice. It’s been a lovely weekend and I wanted to share a few photos with you.
How is your winter training coming along? Are you running solo more or using positive peer pressure with pals to get out the door when you’re tempted to snuggle up by the fire with a blanket and a cup of cocoa? Our spring racing will be a reflection of how we’re spending our time now. Those who train hard will usually be rewarded with better times and a more pleasant racing experience! 🙂 Hang in there! Keep it up! Happy winter running!