Ran a strong 6.5 (57:17/8:48 pace) tonight when I got home from work. All the snow and ice had melted and it made for a relaxing run without having to worry about slipping or twisting an ankle.
As promised, here are the pictures from my snowy 7 mile run last Friday. Looking at these, it's crazy to think it's going to be 65 degrees on Wednesday.
I have a quit a few more but I will show some restraint. And honestly, the pictures don't do it justice. It was the perfect day. The perfect amount of snow, the perfect temperature and the perfect daylight.
Here I am walking across the frozen river to get to the tow path.
The tow path runs through the woods along the Manayunk Canal and the Schuylkill River.
You can see why I can't run this route after work in the dark. It's pretty secluded in the woods, with big scary deserted buildings.
This is the cobblestone drive I have to run up between the wooded towpath and the bike path. It's no fun when it's covered in ice. This day wasn't too bad.
The R6 train line.
Almost at the bike path.
It's getting deeper.
This first pole is my 3.5 mile turnaround point.
I'm very serious out here. No fun allowed!
Back on the towpath.
Aahhh, the red bridge that I took the first picture from. No matter which direction I run, it's always my endpoint. Always a welcome sight.
I hope everyone is out enjoying the spring-like temperatures this week!