I forgot to finish this last night.
I beat the worst of the snow yesterday, so that was a good thing! The roads were mostly wet while I was running, even though the snow was coming down pretty good during the run.
Let’s get back to the beginning. I have been feeling “off” for a couple of weeks now, nothing overly serious, but not quite where I want to be physically. I think it was a slight crud or something that was causing some green snot (I know TMI). So I took the past couple of days off to see if that would help clear things up.
It seemed to help a lot, and I was feeling pretty decent this morning for a change. During Bennie’s walk, even the nose rockets were clear. An excellent sign. Sometimes you have to give the body a little rest to let it work on the internals. 😂
The forecast was 1-2 inches of heavy-wet snow starting around 10:00 AM. Of course, I didn’t manage to get out the door until 10:30.
Which meant that I needed to run a little quicker than usual since I wanted to get the run finished before the storm got too nasty, so I wore the Chaser 2’s. Even so, I wasn’t looking at going that fast, not with the weather, and it was still below freezing.
There was a pretty good breeze coming from the South, so heading up to Philbrick Hill’s top was against it, but there was a nice tailwind coming back towards the house.
The first three miles were pretty consistent, and the last mile, I pushed a little harder, especially the final quarter-mile. As a result, I managed a nice little progression run, and throughout the run, I picked up the pace a little more than I have been lately.
I have to say that it felt good to stretch the legs out a bit more than usual, but it also showed me that I have a ways to go before I get back in racing shape. I just have remember to either leave the glasses at home or take them off. In that kind of a snow storm they really are more of a pain than they are a boon.
However, I am running injury-free and felt pretty good on the run for a change. The Chaser 2’s did everything I wanted from them and were comfortable for the whole run. I can’t ask anything more of a pair of shoes than that.
Plus, no dog problems this morning.