After weeks of bitterly cold temperatures, the weather did a quick switch and rose above freezing this afternoon… then promptly dropped a bunch of rain on the streets as night arrived and the cold returned. With a brisk wind blowing from the west, the puddles and soft shoulders of snow were punctuated with icy sidewalks and slippery intersections.
But we ran anyhow.
We missed the worst of it, but sometimes the after effects of a January rain can be the unexpected hurdles in the darkness. I strapped my spikes to my shoes –which made for a slightly more uncomfortable run than I prefer but– that kept me from being bothered by the worst of the ice, but a few little steel nubs on the soles of your feet don’t make as much difference as you’d think.
It’s going to be messy out there for a few days.