I took my running stuff to France last week. So on our first morning there, I bounced out of bed feeling absolutely Tiggeriffic, and headed out for a short run down the hill from La Tania to Le Praz & back before everyone else was out of bed.
This was surprisingly difficult - I guess for two reasons. Firstly, I’d only just [probably] shaken off a chest infection, so I hadn’t been pushing things too hard for quite a few weeks. Secondly, I live at sea level, and I was now at an altitude of 1400m. That means a lower atmospheric pressure (we later measured the boiling point of water - 95.8ºC / 204.4ºF), with less oxygen per lungfull of air you pull in.
I was aware of all this, so didn’t go quite all the way down to Le Praz - just far enough so that I could say I’d had a run, and be back in time to wake everyone up. Not a bad plan . . . . except I couldn’t get the code-lock on our chalet’s door to work. So I ended up throwing snowballs up at the window to get Algernon Crupe to come and let me in. Not that I woke him - he’d been up since I’d left waiting for our first day’s skiing.
I guess I wasn’t the only child-on-Christmas-morning in our group!
- Type: Run
- Date: 01/14/2008
- Total Time: 00:27:00.00
- Distance: 3 miles
- Average Pace: 8:59.73/mile
- Ascent: 492.13 ft
- Descent: 492.13 ft