Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Icy Roads

We had a staff meeting today, so to take advantage of the precious daylight afterwards I ran right from the school on the roads rather than come home and head out from there. 10F/-12C and the gusty winds brought the windchill down to -9F/-23C. The past week and a half though has me used to it though, so never really gave it much thought. Layer up and go.

Took my usual winter backroads route to take advantage of neighborhoods with lower traffic and speed limits. That helped with all of the ice that's out, but obviously not conditions to safely go very fast. Patchy also, so without consistent ice wearing traction would have been awkward. So, kept the pace easy and though it was a little frustrating at times, all in all it was still a pretty pleasant easy run.

I anticipate being able to get home early enough tomorrow to hit the trails. Looking forward to that. The lingering question will be weather to wear snowshoes or the YakTrax Pros, depending on how hard and icy the snow will be.

Ran 8.0 miles @ 8:07/mile pace.
Paved roads, with several large patches of ice.
Moderately hilly.
10 degrees, sunny, windy.
Saucony Virrata, long tights, fleece pullover, short sleeved shirt, long sleeved shirt, beanie, mittens.

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