Now that I'm not working full-time, I have time to trail run during the day -- except for this snow and ice that we just can't get rid of.
I tried anyhow.
I pulled out my never-worn screwed PureFlow 2s and hit Sand Run with the intention of running the trails there. I put in a mile, and it was awful. The jogging trail was runnable, but that's not what I wanted to do. Valley Link was terrible, which made me concerned about how bad Mingo would be. So I bagged it and headed home.
When I got back to the house, the driveway was blocked and the neighbor's shit dogs were running down the street (again). I was so annoyed so I decided to drive over and check out the metropark in the neighborhood. It's not as trafficked as Sand Run so I thought the trails might be fresher (meaning: I thought they might not be as packed down so they wouldn't be a complete sheet of ice).
I was basically right. It was slow, slow going though. I think my third mile was in the 12s, but the rest of them were 14+. I ended up with 4.25 miles at a 14:29 pace. Not speedy by any means, but it was nice to be outside. It was in the low 20s, which is an improvement from some of the temps we've had recently.
I have a phone interview in the morning, so tomorrow's run will be after that. I'll do an hour or so on the treadmill -- some sort of speedwork as is my Tuesday tradition.
(And maybe someday, before I return to work full-time, I'll recap my marathon.)
Monday: 4.25 miles, trails, 1:01:34, 14:29 pace, Brooks PureFlow 2s, screwed.