Jan 17 2016
A nice sunny morning. I did a run followed by two hours of sauna and relax.
I had my phone with me so I could inform Romana about my expected time of arrival at the sauna. This enabled me to take a few pictures. It was supposed to be a calm run but in the climbs my heart rate did go up quite a bit. First time I took this route. I like to explore the trails around my house, and sometimes I do regret that I don’t run more and row less.
Here is the start of the run. This is 5 minutes from my house, leaving Brno town through a mix of car dealers, hypermarkets, and other places of low interest. To the right of this are the hills towards Oresin and Utechov, my usual running playground, but today I would take on those hills in the background, nature park Velka Baba.
After the village of Ivanovice, infamous for the Harok family murder, which led to the first case of a US citizen, the prime suspect, being extradited to the Czech Republic.
Shortly after the village, the climb starts. That’s where I found out that the snow of last week had turned into ice:
Not good. I had to slow down and run on the edge of the path.
A nice view on the top:
I descended into the village of Jinacovice, first through an area where forest workers had been working with heavy equipment, so the trail was turned into something that looked like a frozen training facility for tanks. Going downhill, I had to slow down a lot.
A bit lower, I had the pleasure of running through a very nice forest. This is what I call running heaven:
Then I took the “red” marked trail to Rozdrojovice. Again, a few pretty frozen parts made me slow down:
That is ice that you see, not snow.
It was a really slow run. I covered the 12km in 80 minutes. The stops to take pictures may have slowed me down by about five minutes, but the real difficulty was the ice. Still, I don’t regret it. It was a very nice outing with a variety of forests and fields, a different trail every few kilometers. Will repeat this run.
After that it was two hours of taking saunas and relaxing in front of the fireplace in Maximus Resort. Splendid.
Now I am very lazy. There are some chores I should be doing but the chair is just too comfy. It’s the end of a high volume week. I did 10 minutes of exercise less than planned. Still a good score.