Saturday, December 20, 2008

A cold trail Run!



Man it was cold this morning, and it's still cold out right now (4:00pm). It was 24deg at 7:00am, and it's up to 25 now.


There were about 8 of us this morning, hitting the icy/muddy trails in Mercer County Park. Doing my best Shoreturtle impression, I took a few pics...

The last pic was a group shot, as we just got finished running up the hill on the right side of the picture, and took a bit of a break, as we waited for everyone to catch up.

As we ran along the lake, on the way back, man the wind was coming off the lake, and the wind chill had to be in the low teens. It was a fun run, and I was glad to get out and run early. We ran 7.75 miles in 1:17:22. No land speed records, just a good time running the trails.

We talked about running on Christmas Eve morning, and hopefully we will. My wife's sister & her husband are due in on Tuesday, and I will drag her out of bed to run with us.

7 comments:

Denise said...

I ran this morning too and yes, it was very cold!! But a great run!

ShoreTurtle said...

Nice pics. I would have liked to been out on the trails with you guys instead instead of at work.

wmd said...

I too ran this morning.. Mine was a little shorter than yours though so I did not have to endure the cold as long.

Cold... but refreshing!

Laurel said...

I ran 10 this morning and we had a headwind the entire way back. It was freezing. When we were done, my butt and back of my legs were completely numb. It was very strange.

Progman2000 said...

I am definitely doing a serious "medium long run" on Christmas Eve morning, because we are hosting people at night and I know what the spread is going to look like (ugh). Plus I know running christmas morning is pretty much out of the question.

Blyfinn said...

That sounds great. It finally got to cold to run outside here for a few days. -7 with -25 windchills

Chic Runner said...

Ummm.... BRRRRRRRRRRRRR that looks rediculous! Can't believe that you get out there. Great job and great run!