There is snow all around us it seems, but none in Eastern Ontario yet. Almost everyone here is grateful for that, but we snowshoers are getting impatient, tapping our toes and willing the green on the Doppler to turn blue, dammit, blue!
Derrick and I are into a hill workout phase of our training which is at least giving us some solid preparation for the snowshoe running season.
I love the variety that speed or hill workouts lend to training. I also crave the incredible high and deep satisfaction they give you. It’s that same exhilaration you get from snowshoeing through really deep snow – heart pounding, sweating in your self-created micro climate, legs growing wobbly from the exertion. And afterwards, the bliss of being done.
If you have snow where you live already, I hope you are having fun in it. We have some catching up to do here. In the meantime, the best workout is the one you are currently enjoying.
For pre-season snowshoe advice, including hill training tips, see Derrick’s Ask The Coach column.