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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Bit Icy Down-back - RunLog 12-2-15

Yep, this morning's run was rather wet, cold and just a bit icy down-back.

All that wet looking stuff wasn't just slimey mud, there was a thin layer of ice coming down this grade enough so that my N1 Trails were not breaking through and I was slippin and slidin around a LOT more than I wanted to. So that this is where I turned around and went back up the little hill.

The combination of a spastic Jack Russell and icy roads...well it ain't a great combination. In that case discretion is the better part of valor.

Turning around was a good choice.

Wednesday's are my tough to get a run in day, so we did good getting the 3.0 in and the last mile back up on the tar was pretty good.

Running in freezing rain, is not my idea of a good time, but I had to take Bennie for either a walk or a run, either way it was going to take 20-25 minutes, so a run seemed as good or better than a walk.

Not a great run, but not a bad run either, we got some good paces in despite the weather and ran slow where it wasn't safe to run faster.

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  1. I'm digging the new headers man - really nice stuff!

    1. Thanks Stefan, I am going in a different direction with the appearance for a while and the headers and tagline will be changing over the next few weeks I have a feeling. I think it will be a good thing.

  2. Got to be careful on icy roads. One slip and you've pulled a groin muscle or landed on your head!
    I'm visiting the folks in Florida this week. Went for a run yesterday in about 85F and 95% humidity.
    Much like your decision to turn around on an icy road, I decided to cut my run short at 5K and avoid heat stroke. Coming back to Boston and running in the cold again is going to be a shock to the system!

    1. Yeah, you gotta run with the weather you have versus sticking blindly to a plan. Being flexible and enjoying the run enough to be able to go out tomorrow is more important than doing that damn 5.0 miles come hell or high water. ;-) I think we all have to learn that the hard way.


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