>> Monday, December 17, 2012
Henry and I went out in about 28 degree weather yesterday for 12 miles. We "meandered" around the city taking paths with as little packed snow as possible (which was left over from our 10.5 inches a week ago). Here's where we ran:
(The letters correspond to some of the photos below,
and the arrows are which direction I took the photos.)
Photo "A:" snow-packed roads for the first 3 blocks.
Henry passed out less than 1 minute into our run.
Photo "B:" smooth running!
Photo "C:" down the Greenway Trail. It sucked. We turned around soon.
Photo "D:" the west side of River Road had 1 "lane" of it's 3 open the whole way.
We went down the big hill under the Franklin Bridge and the I-94 Bridge. I hardly go down that because big long hills tend to flare up my heel issues. But in this case (as my theory goes), this big long hill was well plowed, salted, and sanded BECAUSE it was a big long hill - the city didn't want anyone getting hurt. Here's 2 shots looking back up it on my way up:
Photo "E:" at the bottom of the hill.
Photo "F:" past I-94, still running up towards Franklin.
STILL passed out after pulling into the yard.
My pace chart RARELY looks this "sporadic" - I had to slow up lots of times for snow/ice/bumps.