and all across the track,
snow was covering ... so,
I got a broom and came back.
At my alma mater high school track, Susquehanna Valley in Conklin, NY, it was a gray 27º with a cold north breeze. I was actually worried that someone would see me sweeping snow off the track and ask me WTF I was doing. I cleared a 10" wide path in lane one. After spending 15 minutes of sweeping an inch or more of snow off lane one, I started my warmup. There were still patches of ice in spots, but the spikes kept me from slipping.
It was so cold that I decided not to run fast... about a 72 sec 400m pace. I did a quantity foundation work.
800m warmup, stretches, minimal drills
Saucony spikes on
5 x 600m - 1:51, 1:53, 1:55, 1:57, 2:02
300m - 50It made for a memorable Xmas morning. We're expecting a major winter storm on Wednesday night so I may go back out tomorrow... if I don't have to sweep the track again. If not tomorow, I probably won't be able to train again until Saturday evening in Sewanee. If the weather is bad, I may be forced inside to run at Murphy Center.