Saturday, February 14, 2009

Road run in trail shoes

I woke this morning to 1/2 inch of snow on the ground. Not much really but I had planned a 4 mile road run today as Laura and I had errands to do. Before the run I get the newspaper from the end of the driveway (our paper delivery is always plastic wrapped which we recycle) and the driveway is covered in ice. The walkways have snow. The roadway is just wet but that's for cars. The sides of the roads were a mix of wet, snow and ice. What to do...................
.........like any trail runner I put on the trail shoes instead of road shoes and head out on my 4 mile road loop. Wasn't a great run but was good to be out there. Winters kill running for me and I refuse to join a health club and run on a dread mill.

Think Sunday and Monday I'll hit one of the many nearby Du Page Forest Preserves for a limestone trail run. Knoch Knolls will be too muddy.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Sounds like your recovery is going well. Keep up the running.

Ian said...

Thanks Chris - over the long weekend I actually did 3 runs, a streak. OK they only averaged out at 4 miles but for the winter for me that was good. Other 2 days were trail (limestone and dirt)

Heidi said...

Winter is killing me, too! I'm SO GLAD the weather is finally nicer.