As for the run, went well. Took things slow and explored some of the trails on parts of the abandoned railroad bed I hadn't been on before. Found a side trail that led off the bed and into the woods.
That was going fine, and I hoped it'd take me to the powerline trails, but alas, I ignored a detour and ended up having to bushwack through the woods in unbroken snow. I thought I was heading towards the powerlines but I ended up doing a lollipop loop and ended up back to where I had originally veered off from the railroad bed. Decided to just head back at that point, as I would have the mileage I was going for.
Ran 8.1 miles @ 9:26/mile pace.
Trails, coated with ice and thin snow. Some bare patches.
Upper 20s, overcast.
Brooks Cascadia 3 (screw shoes), long pants, windbreaker, long sleeved shirt, beanie.