|Ready for my slushy run!|
|One of my favorite houses to look at- this road has some beautiful old houses on it|
|The hardest/worst part- leaping through the mess at all of the side roads! |
I often stepped in deep puddles and probably
looked like an uncoordinated ballerina leaping through them!
|The halfway point- Wright Park is behind me a block or so.|
1. It is exhausting in a way I hadn't realized. Kind of like running on soft sand. By mile 4 my muscles were fatigued.
2. I dressed perfectly for the conditions. I must be getting better at this. I wore compression socks under normal socks and they must have somehow kept my feet warm. Because they WERE warm, which I found odd! My feet are rarely warm inside my house, under blankets. I also wore running tights, my running skirt, my Nike combat long sleeve, a tech t shirt, a North Face jacket (non running but waterproof), gloves and my lulu hat.
|I liked that snowman so I had to stop and take a picture! |
Almost looks like a postcard.
4. Do not try and hit your set pace when running in the snow! I just focused on not falling and avoiding as many puddles as possible, walking in places if I needed to. The worst spots were the cross streets.
5. Running in the snow is fun. You can warm up and dry off later!
|That was rad!|
|Soaking wet and a runner's high- does it get any better than that??|
|Ready for my track workout!|
|This was the only part of the path with snow/ice on it. I made sure I knew the best |
area's to step as I went around and I didn't slip one time!
|The park is on the backside, away from the road which is nice.|
Total distance: 5 miles Total time: 43:02
Did you get out and run in the snow? Did you love it or hate it? Did you use Yak Trax? Should I buy some?
What about track repeats? Love them or hate them?
Oh yes, and the results of Tuesday's weigh in- I lost 1 more pound. Way better than zero, but still wish it was higher. I notice the difference in how my clothes are fitting so I suppose that is a good sign!