Forest running in winter March 16 2013, 0 Comments

Sometimes it's a little tougher to summon up the gumption to go out when the weather is wet or cold, one of the reasons that I run with a group, as there is support in numbers.  In the last two weeks I've been out running at night on a few occasions, but two in particular are of note.

The first was a weekend run where I was looking to extend my distance (race coming up...), and I came across a forest trail to Uetliberg, a high hill/small mountain overlooking Zürich and its lake.  I've meant to run up there for a year, now, so took it on the spur of the moment.  Brother, how steep...  At the top was a stunning view over the lights of the city and around the lake, which made all the huffing and puffing on the way up good value.  This run was a test for my Apexes - first time worn in anger as the Heros were in the wash - and they acquitted themselves well with 16km under foot and no discomfort.

The second was another night run in the forest, this time with a light dusting of snow on the trees and the ground, like a Christmas card. Back to my trusty Heros for this, as the temperature tracked steadily below zero celsius.