>> Monday, January 24, 2011
On Thursday, we heard that Thursday night / Friday morning had potential to be the coldest night in 15 years! Sooooooo.... P-E-R-F-E-C-T timing for my last long run before the "Securian Winter Run" half marathon this Saturday. Yay Winter! (FML)
It was 16 below zero (air temp) when I got up on Friday, so I put off my run until after my meetings for the day. (At that same moment, it was 46 below [AIR TEMP!] in northern MN!) When it was time to run, this is what I saw:
Here's how I looked as I was headed out:
The trail along the Mississippi was in pretty good shape. It was a thin layer of hard-packed snow:
A failed snot-rocket all over my glove.
Running past the U of M around mile 3.
Just past the Greenway Trail (around mile 6).
Looks very similar to the last photo, but it's about another mile farther.
Crossing the Ford Bridge around mile 9.
Numbers: 14 mile run, 1:44:01 total time, 7:25 pace, 3 below air temp, 19 below windchill, 8.4 lbs of clothes, 0 frozen body parts!
I snapped a photo when I got back to our yard: