Guilted into it, by posters who are so hard they eat glass for breakfast, I decided it was time to do another 'off-road' run before the snow disappeared. So, threw on the Innov8s and headed away from the house. Half a mile into the run and still on the road, I was faced with my first hurdle, a flooded road. Climbed up the ditch, and managed to negotiate my way around it, which, as it turned out was completely pointless. The hill climb for the next mile or so was a wide stream of melted snow, cascading down the route. After 10 minutes of stepping gingerly, I decided to throw caution (and dry feet) to the wind, and set off up the middle of the river bed. Higher up, the stream turned to slush, and then snow. The snow running was lovely (once you got past the slush) and the run up around the scalp was great, with just the wild goats for company.
Unfortunately, I ran out of time and had to hit the (still snow covered) road on the way back to pick up my youngster from school. So a couple of fast miles through the slush ensued and arriving back at the flooded road, launched straight through the middle, in my now soaked footwear.
Snow run near the smelting tower
Running with the goats in the Scalp (Kevin Costner sequel?)
Counting toes afterwards, and finding the same number I started out with
Not slipping once, thanks to Innov8s (Now raised to godly status)
Taking a wrong turn at the scalp and heading towards Enniskerry
Briars bent over by the snow, stealing chunks of skin
Innov8s may not be dry for Annacurra (but are now nice and clean again).
: Bloody long log entry. 6.79 miles in 1 hour, @5:28/km, HR=151.