Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend full of adventure, relaxation, and everything in between! Our winter weekend escape started on Friday with a five + hour drive northwest of Boston to the Adirondacks (Tupper Lake, NY to be exact!). For the majority of the country, this might be a typical weekend drive- but for us New Englanders, it felt like we were on an cross-continental expedition. :)
The weekend was centered around ice fishing on Tupper Lake, which we did for most of the day on Saturday. We stayed at my friend Jon’s childhood home positioned right on the lake, and set up our ice fishing camp close by.
The ice fishing quarters:
We drilled holes in the ice to catch the fish, which were mostly northern pike:
We nestled in the tent and on occasion glanced at the holes to see if a flag raised on the tip ups. I was introduced to an interesting game called “Cheers Governor”, and that is all I will say about that.
We eventually caught a fish (we threw it back!):
We had a lot of fun out on the ice:
The evening capped off with a beautiful Adirondack sunset (over some wet ice after a rainfall):
Earlier in the day, I was able to get out on the slippery snow-covered ice and and run for an hour thanks to borrowed Yaktrax (thanks Angela!). It was a great way to explore the lake a little more by foot, and although was a much slower pace than pavement-running, I enjoyed the variety!
Now it is less than a week until my goal race! I am getting very excited, starting to envision race day, my pacing plan (more on that in another post), and crossing that finish line. However, I am a little nervous about the “higher than usual” race day temperatures mentioned in an email from the race committee. I am going to keep my eye on the forecast this week, but may have to alter my race-day goals if the forecast remains hotter than normal.
Workouts for the week include:
Tuesday: 5 miles + stride-outs
Wednesday: 6 miles with last 2 at MP
Thursday: Rest or 30-45 minutes of cross training (flying this day)
Friday: Rest or 20-30 minutes shake-out run
I will be in touch! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! :)
How was your weekend? Any outdoor adventures/fun runs/tough runs?
Have you been ice fishing before?
Thoughts on Yaktrax (or similar gear)?
Anyone gearing up for a race? How are you feeling about it?