I haven't done any long runs since 9/29, and I don't have a training plan for this month, so I had arbitrarily picked eight miles as my goal for this weekend.
Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL, sunny, warm day (60s) -- but I was kinda unmotivated to run after getting up early for the corn maze meet and then having a big lunch afterwards with Doug, John & Amy.
So I had to get out today -- in the snow, with temps in the high 20s / low 30s. :-\
It actually wasn't so bad once I (finally) got started -- I saw occasional glimpses of sun & blue sky, and I had to stop twice to shed layers.
Ran eight at a comfortable pace, walked the rest -- from home up to Davidson Mesa, a variety of loops around the mesa and Harper Lake, and then back home.
My winter-running shoes are great for slushy, snowy conditions (since they're warm & very water resistant), but they're stiff & narrow -- and therefore I had hot-spots and toe numbness. But otherwise, thankfully / surprisingly, this did not
feel like a grind.