Friday, March 2, 2012

The Lake

Here I am on the lake for the first time, assessing the conditions for the race on Saturday. 


I am SO thankful I have great ski goggles; it is beyond bright here. The sun reflects off of all the snow and it's blinding! 



The terrain varies: the ice can be glassy and bare, or it can be covered in snow. The snow is mostly lightly packed, and great for running—but it can also be wind-blown, and almost knee deep. If we have to run in deep areas of snow that aren't uniform in depth, the running will be exhausting and very hard on one's knees... We're simply aiming to finish and not hoping for any kind of race time.


The wind will be blowing throughout the race from north to south, while we'll run east to west. At least it won't be head-on! If only we could get some wind from beyond to help push us forward!


For as far you can see, it's just white... The finish line will be visible from the actual start line, but we'll have no sense of distance covered... That will be the hardest part. You just keep on going...



Here are some local kids on their "unique" playground!

9 comments:

Tina in CT said...

Fortunately there will be others blazing the trail before you.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks brutal! What's the temperature out there?

Do they have a hot tub waiting for you at the end? :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck tomorrow!
Ni pucha ni pera!
Olga

Augis said...

The playground indeed looks "unique".
I wouldn't dare to play there....

Banker Chick said...

Hope everything went well and you finished ok.

Cristeen said...

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Is very good to protect your eyes with your great ski goggles, because sun can be very dangerous there!

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Cristeen said...

Great post!! very informative.
Thank you very much for such a lovely and informative post.
Navratna