Taking what winter gives you.

This is my 3rd winter in Rochester.  The first winter I did most of my running on roads or at the gym, and if it was too cold, or snow I wouldn’t bother at all.  Last winter I went out in much colder weather, but if it was snowy I normally ended up either on the treadmill or at Cobbs Hill running around in circles on the well cleared roads.

This winter I haven’t run on a treadmill once despite it being the snowiest December in at least 100 years.  I’ve also ventured out on some of the trails in the packed snow.  I’ve let myself run a bit slower and enjoy the peace of empty stretches of trails through the snow.  I don’t know why I was so hesitant to get off the roads in the winter, but I’ve really come to enjoy it this year.

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  1. As long as it’s not icy and there’s no traffic, running in the snow is great. The woods and trails have a totally different feel on those kinds of winter days. Enjoy!

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