I missed the snow in Houston yesterday, but the winter gods all but made up for that today here in Princeton by dumping a nice chunk of snow; I have never done a serious run in winter snow; it was great for a number of reasons:
- Running on an illuminated dark road; yes, I say illuminated thanks to the snow.
- I did not realize I was hot until I was done running. We only have one season in H town.
- If its going to be cold, there should be some snow on the ground.
- Running in and around Princeton makes you feel smarter.
- Having to remove my glasses due to snow fall was great.
Again, before coming to Houston I was a prolific runner. It was not unusual for me to log weekly miles of 70 – 80 per week. While coaching the cross-country team at CAC, I would run with my better runners only to add more miles later in the day with my own training schedule. This of course brought about a series of injuries that plunged me into a state of burnout and ultimately ending my running days. IT band syndrome was often the problem. Dating back to June I started building up my miles; I promised myself that I would not return to the days of old when I was logging insane miles. They have been done of late but I feel a change.