Running 38:01 4.02 mi (9:27 / mi) +70m 8:58 / mi
ahr:163 max:174 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid
Eurgh! I finally found a form of extreme weather that even I can't get excited about! It had snowed overnight, about 1-2 new inches, and by the time I woke up in the morning (I think it was morning, it's still pretty dark out there even now) it had turned to an "ice storm." A bit of cold rain I thought. Not so much.
I decided that I didn't want to cycle or walk to work, or run in that at all, but as I had to do both of those things, a run to work would be the best way to kill as many birds as possible with one stone. It was really tough out there though. The first section in East Rock was slippy and sinky, no sure footing, and having to expend a lot more energy that I wanted to move forward at snail's pace. Then I climbed to Prospect Hill, and ran on the empty roads most of the way. Once I hit Science Hill though, every pavement was an ice rink, I was skidding everywhere, and after three or four people gave me funny looks I realised my hair was entirely frozen into a spiky disaster zone. When I looked at my Garmin, it also had a layer of ice over it, and my goretex jacket was entirely stiff with ice. Mental. Made it safely to the coffee shop to get a warming drink (a bit overtime due to poor estimation of ice slippage time), only to find that the handy route across the car park to work was an ice rink. Wasn't going anywhere but on my butt in my trainers. Eventually a very nice man with YakTrax held my hand across the car park, and I was at work, looking a bit like a frozen La Roux, and for once, glad to be in the lab! Thank god tomorrow is a rest day. That was yucky.