Last of the Spring Slush Running?
Posted by scott on April 14, 2009
We had a great Spring weekend at the cabin last weekend – perfect, perfect weather. I got out for 2 great trail runs, both turned out to be longer than planned. So I’m recovering this week from a probably-too-aggressive increase in mileage (I am supposed to be nurturing an injury). But it was too fun!
Saturday morning I went for what I thought was an 8 mile that turned out to be 10.5. I went first thing in the morning and the dry parts of the trail were very firm and fast, but plenty of ice slowed me down. Sunday I decided I would be “smart” and go later in the day when it would be warmer and not so icy. My 5-6 mile plan turned out to be an 8 miler and it was wet, muddy, slushy, slick, snowy, icy – I think just about everything! It was again slow and I was feeling gassed from Saturday (this was my first back to back of long runs). Walked lots of uphills and called small inclines uphills so I could walk them. But it was again a blast, and fun to be outside in the Spring! Nessie loved every minute: