Run 833: Fog and bunnies

View from Cariboo Dam, pre-run. Fog can be seen on the lake in the distance.

For the first time in a week I was not totally unmotivated to run, woo.

I pondered how to dress. It would be 0C as I headed out and probably only a bit higher for the run. I decided on:

  • Running pants
  • My long sleeve Nike shirt
  • My ancient and barely worn heavier gray long sleeve MEC shirt I bought before I even started running, which means it is turning 15 next year

I wore the lighter Nike shirt on top and overall this worked. Because it was colder (it got to 2C) I never felt overly warm, unlike Monday’s run, so this should work for similar conditions.

And speaking of conditions: Yes, it was cold. It got to 2C and stayed there for the run, and it was foggy at the lake, though much lighter than last November’s fog. It started to coat my glasses, but not until later in the run, and I could still actually see where I was going, which is a nice thing when you are running on a trail with big trees all around you. I actually wasn’t expecting fog, because it was sunny when I got to the lake (see the photo above), but once I got past the Avalon trail and closer toward the lake, the fog settled in and remained in place for the rest of the run.

I originally thought of doing a short loop counter-clockwise, then changed that to clockwise once I got there, then changed to a full loop around the lake because the fog was pretty, and I wanted to take photos. Yes, I added an extra 5 km to my walk home to take a few photos. Because I am weird like that.

I didn’t have any issues on the run. My BPM was higher at 156, but expected, given the cold conditions, and my pace was a very cromulent 5:44/km. There weren’t a lot of people out, which was nice. Maybe people find fog spooky or cold or something.

Overall, it was a nice and surprisingly more ambitious mid-week outing.

Oh, and the bunny: About 3 km in, a small brown rabbit hopped across the trail ahead of me. I’m going to say that means good luck (unlike when black cats do it, not that black cats normally hop), so I fully expect to win the (checks) $44 million Gold Ball 6/49 jackpot tonight! If I do, I totally swear to use my winnings wisely, and for good, unlike, uh, anyone else who might win. Yeah.

Anyway, I’m uncertain what to do for Friday’s run, because the weather looks awful. Might need to wear the rain jacket. Or run virtually, like in my head.

Still Creek, post-run: Sun trying, but not quite breaking through the fog.


Run 833
Average pace: 5:44/km
Training status: Productive
Location: Burnaby Lake (CW)
Start: 9:46 a.m.
Distance: 5:03 km
Time: 28:49
Weather: Light fog
Temp: 2ºC
Humidity: 86%
Wind: light
BPM: 156
Weight: 168.6
Total distance to date: 6055 km
Devices: Garmin Forerunner 255 Music, iPhone 12, AirPods (3rd generation)
Shoes: HOKA Speedgoat 5 (190/356/546 km)

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