This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.
Yesterday I had every intention of running twice, but after my first run down back, the legs felt pretty damn tired. By the time I got to lunch at work, I had decided that the second run wasn't happening. It was a good choice.
Let's get back to the first run.
As I talked about yesterday, I decided to make my PI N2 Road v1's into screw shoes for nasty weather and running down-back. So I was interested to see how they would work.
On Thursday the temps were still chilly at about 10*F, but as you can see the sun was out and there wasn't a lot of wind. So the weather for this time of year wasn't too bad and seasonable.
The screw shoes did fine, unless I got off into the powder and then there just wasn't enough grip to do well there. As long as I stayed in the double-track, I had plenty of grip and it felt pretty good.
As you can see by the Strava Stats, we didn't really rush at any point
The run itself was just a nice easy run that we didn't push the pace and just enjoyed being outside and moving. Even with the screw shoes, running on the snow is still tough. A 9:00 minute pace for the first 3.0 miles felt as though I was giving it a 7:00 minute pace effort - so while it might have been a slower run, the effort levels was still pretty damn high.
Now to see what today brings for a run since at 8:00 AM it is still only -3*F, so Bennie's run might be a bit short and I might head to work a bit early to go to the gym first and do a few more miles on the treadmill.
We will see.