Today I had a run/walk scheduled with my friend despite the light snow that was coming down.
We headed to a section of the Schuylkill River Trail that we hadn’t attempted before between Phoenixville and Royersford. There was about an inch and a half of snow on the ground so enough to slow us down and make surfaces slippery. It was about 20F.
For most of the trail we were the ‘first footers’ on the pristine snow. I always like it when I get the opportunity to do this. My friend had injured his knee earlier in the week climbing over a fallen tree on another trail so we were trying to be careful with our efforts so as not to make it any worse.
However, we chose to up our intervals to one minute on and four recovery. This worked out well for us. But we were manually timing and didn’t do all the intervals. Oops.
The trail is quite winding and has some gentle rolling hills, but is quite picturesque, if you ignore the old power station that appears to be shutdown now.
The run was was good and represents another level of madness for my friend; going out running in the snow. Hehehe. There’s no going back!
5.5 miles done.