This has been a chilly winter so far! As I write we are back in the deep freeze, highs forecast around -18C for the next few days. I still managed to get out today though - a jaunt up Ha Ling (2407m) with the dogs. I kept the intensity down - hiked up, jogged down. Pretty chilly up top - thank goodness no wind or it would have been brutal.  Feeling pretty flat this morning - a long work week, probably less sleep than I should have had, and some decent interval sessions over the last couple of weeks are catching up, so time to have a couple of easier days! Thursday we did the Deadman's hill - "1 mile hill" x 4, followed by 3 x 30 second sprints. Really cold, so we bailed after the 4th interval, despite planning 5. Still a quality session.

Tomorrow I'm going to try to brave the weather for a long day - maybe try Grotto - which would be a 3-4 hour grunt I expect with the recent snow. Alternatively, I may look for some skimo action, but we'll see.

Looking at January Movescount numbers, I'm down on last year, but most of that looks to be ski touring related - just haven't had much opportunity to get out for those long ski days. As well, I've been focusing more on the intensity, which naturally leads to shorter, though quality, sessions.

 

JANUARY 2017 28 sessions (missed a few strength workouts); 34h 38m; 270km; 8700m ascent.

  

Ha Long summit - frozen face

Ha Long summit - frozen face

Not many folks up here today

Not many folks up here today

Run buds - always happy to be out

Run buds - always happy to be out

Thawing out with some post run strength

Thawing out with some post run strength

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