Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Wednesday - 1-16-2013
Wednesday night I headed out just before dark with the Yaktrax. It was snowing pretty steady and had been snowing since before I woke up today. 4 or so inches on the road and very slick conditions called for the Yaktrax and the late hour called for the headlamp. It was an awesome run. I hit the same 10.7 mile loop I did on Monday night w/ KT, although today I was flying solo. The effort was great and the conditions were tough, but it made for an awesome loop. The first and last 2 miles were messy and busy w/ traffic along Village Rd (113) (although everyone was driving slow because of the storm). The middle 7 miles consisting of North Division Rd, Salter Hill Rd, Savary St, and High St. were all completely unplowed and it was a winter wonderland out there. Just a beautiful run...and dead quiet. Only a handful of houses and farms spread out along that stretch through Madison and Tamworth and a lot of thick woods. Felt like I was the only one alive out there.... It was a little slick due to the base of icey dirt road underneath the freshly fallen snow (and zero tire tracks to follow) but I kept the pace steady. A full 2+ minutes faster than Monday for the same loop - 1:17:10. 1000ft of elevation gain.