Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Not Dark Yet, But it's Gettin' There
I got a little bit of an earlier start on the rail trail today, but it was still pitch dark for the last 2 miles or so. It was a little cold, and the wind in town was strong, but protected by the trees, the trail was great. It was frozen solid though, and the ruts made the footing dicey in spots. I was able to run fairly well up to the dump, but the darkness really slowed me down on the way back. When I usually have about a 1 min/mile difference, today it was almost exactly the same. 37 up, 36 down. It sure feels good to still be out on the trails. Even with the slower times, I know the uneven footing makes me a stronger runner. Plus it's great to be out in the woods.