As expected, the lesser traveled trails and sections with ample sunlight were devoid of snow and ice, but trails that had seen greater snowmobile traffic still had some stretches. However, these were still quite runnable in the VFFs.
Still, the combination of the mud, snow and ice, navigating around some flooded sections along with my with my inexperience in technical trail running in the VFFs made for some pretty slow going. However, it was a lot of fun. Trail running in the VFFs is definitely a lot easier on the trails than the roads. My calves do not feel tight at all. Good sign.
Ran 8.2 miles @ 11:07/mile pace.
Technical trails with mud, snow, ice. Several flooded sections.
Mid 40s to lower 50s, sunny.
VFF Sprints, shorts, short sleeved shirt, Moeben sleeves.