I don't know why I thought it would be a "good idea" to get my 15 miles in today on the roads.
I ran 15 miles on trails yesterday, and I thought I would be much quicker on the roads today.
The roads had different ideas. Once I got off my state route, the roads were totally snow covered. I was wearing just road shoes, so it was just a bit slick going.
I kept going, was glad to see the township truck plowing and laying cinders, that made it a bit easier for me.
About mile six, I had just topped out a hill and passed a house, where I then heard the dog commotion and turmoil behind me. I turned and saw one dog (of two) heading toward me at a dead run.
I had to stop and yell "NO" at the dog. His hackles were up and he wasn't happy. I kept walking away and he kept following (at a distance) and barking. Eventually I seemed to be at the edge of his property and I carried on.
I knew it was going to be a windy day, but my goodness, it was soo windy. It was really sucking my will to run.
But I did. My energy level was a bit low. But I kept going. When, on a loop run, what is the alternate? I wasn't hurt, the weather wasn't *that* bad. But the asphalt was getting to me. Ugh.
But, 16 miles is 16 miles in the bank. I believe I've got 58 miles in for the week..and tomorrow is a day off, I'm looking forward to that!