After our massive snow dump a few weeks ago, we are already well into spring meltdown mode. This is what the streets in my neighborhood looked like last weekend:
The week before last I did all my running (a total of 14 miles) around town in these less-than-delightful conditions. Thankfully, last week was spring break, so I was able to prioritize getting out to the trails to run.
We did a quick getaway near Yellowstone for our anniversary. Went to Yellowstone and walked around Mammoth Hot Springs:
Then spent the night in a new lodge nearby.
2.8 miles on a very slushy trail.
4.2 miles on a less slushy trail. But still slushy. ‘Tis the season.
I drove out of town a little ways to find a trail that was still relatively frozen. Shortly after I started this run, I started hearing loud snapping/creaking noises and wondered what large animal was crashing around in the woods. Well, it was the trees, creaking loudly in the wind.
I survived the scary trees and ran to the lake and back, for 5.5 miles.
6 neighborhood miles – much drier than last weekend.
Weekly total: 18.5 miles, with 2,900 feet elevation gain. Maybe I’ll make it to 20 miles this week?
In non-running activity, I started a free trial of ClassPass. I think I’m going to do a separate post about it (she says, while wondering when the last time was she posted more than once a week…), so watch for that if you’re interested.
How do you handle running during mud/slush season?
Have you tried ClassPass?