Last year I posted an update of a typical long-run day for me. I still do long runs at least once a week and have started to include some back-to-back long runs too. I thought it would be fun to post a new update with one of my long runs which are now in the Alps!
The plan for this day was to run 4 to 5 hours in the mountains and do some solid climbing. I went to Aigle which is about an hour away from home to be in the Alps and climb up to the snow that was so spectacular a few weeks ago. Here's my day from waking up to the train journey home in the afternoon.
|Breakfast of a crispy rice omelet, coffee and water.|
|Some flexibility and mobility work before leaving.|
|My fuel for the day: 32Gi endure, gels, bars and chews and some savoury treats.|
|My desert pack is a winter pack! Plus down jacket, poles and UVU rain jacket.|
|Swiss Federal Rail is super efficient and fast.|
|Climbing away from Aigle on the dirt access road.|
|It was cloudy and foggy, but surprisingly less snow than a few weeks ago.|
|Plenty of options to get lost in this thick cloud layer.|
|Lac des Chavonnes which was spectacular last time is now frozen over.|
|At the very summit I was just above the clouds and in the sun.|
|Spectacular views all around.|
|Heading back home into the cloud and fog again.|
|The welcome sight of the castle in Aigle - almost finished.|
|Recovery time (32Gi Endure mix) on the train home.|