Have you ever tried to run on 10 inches of snow? I did today, and it was … interesting. And hard! My poor legs are still aching. The trail was so beautiful today, though, with all the snow, sparkling in the sun. Next time I need to take my camera with me.
- Distance: 2 miles (3.2 km)
- Time: 31:00 minutes
- Average pace: 15:30 min/mile
- Feeling: Snowy
Yes, my pace was horribly slow, but it was all I could do on that unsteady ground. At least I got my heart rate up and some mileage in.
My sneakers totally surprised me today. Sure, they were sold as “trail shoes”, but I didn’t expect them to be “snow proof”. My feet were warm and dry the whole time.
So, how does a person like me, who totally hates the cold, run in below 30°F? The answer is quite simple: LAYERS! Today I wore my running tights, roomy sweat pants, two pairs of socks, a short sleeve shirt, a long sleeve shirt, my running jacket, fleece gloves, a scarf, and a dorky knitted hat. Yep, that’s a lot of clothing. But it was just right. I was only slightly cold for the first five minutes, that’s all.
I’m sure running will get so much easier in spring, when I don’t have to deal with cold weather, files of snow, and early darkness. I’m really looking forward to March!
Have a great weekend!