I was due to head over to Tim W's place and run long at 9,000 ft elevation today but he emailed and said they got 6-8" of snow and it was still coming down. With the bald tires on my car it maneuvers in snow like a greased down air hockey puck. Plus, I could sense the fear in Tim's email - concerned of my outrageous speed and endurance. So, I opted to run long from my place. It was chilly and I was worried I overdressed by wearing (for the first time) my metro-sexual CWX tights, my Southpark Racefest half marathon jacket (a race I've never run but rode in the lead police car in 2004), my Pacific Coast Trails Hat (I've never finished one of their races), and my Montrail Streaks (best company in the world, well they're okay, I guess). The outfit ended up being pretty comfortable. I think it actually got a little colder halfway through the run and light snow flurries accompanied the drop in temp.
After about 22 miles on the flat S. Boulder Creek path I convinced myself to head over to the U of CO cross country course and do a lap there before dragging myself up the last mile to my place. I don't have a fancy watch like Tim W but if I did and if it showed more than just minutes and seconds on the chrono, there'd be a "3" in front of the numbers:
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One of these days I'll take the time to learn how to use my camera too.
All in all a good run for me. No pains, steady enough pace. And done on the worst weather day of the week (sunny and 60's the rest of the week).
3 hrs 40 mins
[caption id="attachment_70" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Post run with Pippit (my best friend, ever). That's Bear Mtn poking up in the left of the photo."][/caption]