Sunday, December 02, 2007

Let it snow, let it now, let it snow!

(or not!)

This morning only 6 (including us) showed up for our clinic run, and 2 are not even part of our usual group. A blizzard blew though here last night and left a nice layer of snow and slush all over the roads and sidewalks, not to mention snow drifts up to our knees. But again, it didn't stop us! It was a trek, to say the least. I am amazed at how hard it is to run in the snow and I'm still trying to decide if it's worse running on the hard, packed stuff or the light, fluffy stuff. Either way, I had zero traction and it was killer on the legs. They felt like lead while we were running and jelly when we stopped. Did I mention I almost wiped out more than once? One girl DID take a tumble - and she was wearing "winter" shoes (yes, they make them). 9.7 KM took about 1:05:00 (felt like 20KM!). But as usual, it felt great once we had finished. Such a sense of accomplishment.

It is going to seem like a piece of cake running once Spring hits. But wait, it's not even officially Winter yet! I don't even want to think about what the next few months have in store for me.

1 comment:

Topher said...

found your blog on Complete Running, and the title sounded interesting. I ran my first half-mary this year and have decided on two more halfs and my first full in '08. Still digging to find your race report for your half, but enjoyed reading what I saw so far. Keep it up! Running's been great for me and I love hearing how it's changed other's, too.