Two races scheduled, two canceled. The Dirty Dog 10k was canceled by the race directors - due to weather. The Oil Creek 50k by me - due to weather. The OC 50k took place yesterday, but without me. I was really looking forward to my ultra debut, but didn't want to drive 2.5 hours each way for what would have ended up as a 10 mi hike in knee high snow. It was pretty, as I heard from the race director of the Oil Creek 100, however, I'm not sure anyone completed the entire run. That's OK, as it's an FA. But I really wanted to give the distance a go. So now I look forward the the Covered Bridge FA. Here's to hoping the weather will improve next month.
To relieve my disappointment, Pepper and I ran a slow 12.2 miles on city streets. The roads were pretty clear. It was overcast as a light snow fell. 31 deg F. I developed some small cuts/blisters on my feet from the vff's. This could be due to my ungainly gate. Or, it could be the cold and wet weakening the skin, eventually leading to a blister. These abrasions occurred on the side of my feet at the base of the big toe. This is a new development. I wonder if the vff's are wearing. Or did I have them too loose? Barefoot would have been better, or maybe a pair of sandals - I need to get busy making my first pair of huraches like Barefoot Ted.
Today is a rest day, So here's to looking forward to a new month of warmth. I love the snow, but I miss running the trails.
Go Canada Hockey!
Don't the Americans have enough already?