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A frozen lake 5k Run


Today, I got to return to where my C25k journey began last summer - the lake where I try to spend as much time as possible in the summer. The lake was still very frozen and the water level was crazy low (we are at a reservoir lake, so I’m guessing they are expecting a massive snow melt from the mountains when Spring finally decides to arrive). It was a mucky, muddy mess and the wind coming off the frozen lake was cooler than expected but I was smart and brought my new full length compression tights. I stuck to the paved walking pathway between the marina and within the cottage development. I stopped after 3 1/2 k to visit a friend who is fortunate enough to get to live there. After a short water break and gab session, I ran the last 1 1/2 k to the marina. I’ve managed to get 3 short runs in this week and it felt great. There has been no pressure of time, distance or pace but found my pace was surprisingly quick. I suspect this was because I knew I was keeping my runs to 30 minutes or less and just trying to get some form of run in wherever possible. Here’s hoping to another week with a few more runs next week 🤞

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That looks cold! But good for you for getting the runs in.

SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

It was cool but still so much warmer than what I was dealing with this winter. It was nice to run with a buff, short sleeve shirt, long tights, and a jacket that was off then on, then off, then on ....... 😆


Sounds like a fun run Sask. Happy you are back at it again! We just had an ice storm which has coated everything and made outside a big skating rink, so my long runs are on hold for a day ir two. Spring in Canada 🙄🙂

SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to Decker

I saw that on the news! That is really unfortunate and treacherous. We've had some freezing rain last week (not to the same degree as what you guys got) but it delayed my runs until the weekend. I will admit, I ran back to back Saturday/Sunday but I couldn't help myself. My quads are letting me know they are there but not bad otherwise. I hope your runs aren't delayed too long, but with all the long runs you've been getting in, you're more than ready for your HM.

DeckerGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Ya its crazy. We lost power this morn then got it back. So the kids went to school ( both schools are right down the street from us). Going to try and run tomorrow if the rain can wash the ice away, otherwise will be later in the week. Back to backs are probably fine at the shorter distances. I had earlier trouble doing a fast five and a fast 12 the next day. So I switched the plan up a bit :)

SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to Decker

Ya, they were short runs -a 3.75 and a 5. It was great. Here’s hoping you can run tomorrow.


Sounds absolutely perfect Sask..no pressure x

SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to Mummycav

It really was MC, I'm enjoying my no pressure runs for now.


Looks cold - but beautiful

SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to ancientrunner

It was finally in the double digits above zero but didn't quite feel it with the wind coming off the lake. Soon, so soon, the ice will melt and we can get on with prepping everything for a summer on the water 🤞

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