Why Walk When You Can Run? (Intro to winter trail running)

Leaders
Erin Polich (coB coS), Lulu (Bones) Russell (B coC S)
Program
Winter School
Type
Trail running
Trip level
A
Trip date
Sunday, January 16th, 2022
Difficulty rating
Easy
Prerequisites
1. Comfortable running ~6 miles, 2. Enthusiastic about winter

Winter hiking is fun, but what if you made it a little faster?

Join us for an intro to winter trail running morning at the Blue Hills. This will be around 5-7 miles of relatively easy trail running, with some elevation gain. Will likely start around 9am, weather dependent, and finish in under 2 hours.

We'll be practicing potentially running in light traction (conditions depending), as well as layering and warmth techniques for a sport that is designed to make you sweat (which is obviously not ideal for winter!)

We'll be doing this as a group, and keeping everyone together, so our speed is not the goal, but you should be comfortable running ~6 miles. Trail running is usually a few min per mile slower than your typical road pace, plus we'll be taking lots of breaks and rests.

Also, will be joined by a very adorable and enthusiastic doggo partner who will make us all feel both happy and slow.


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
8
Signups opened at
Jan. 12, 2022, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 13, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Notes
  1. Any experience with winter road or trail running?
  2. What's your level of stoke for winter running (all scales acceptable)?
Signups for this trip are closed.