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Feb 21, 2013

Winter trail run....

Strength training and Yoga on the schedule today.  I'm so happy I don't have to go outside this morning.  It's freaking cold out!


So this past Monday, I decided to go out to Stony Creek Metropark and do my run there.  I had the day off for President's Day so I had time to do this during the week.  I'm not sure this would be a very safe run at 5am when it's dark due to the ice so I took advantage of it.

Stony has several trails in the park.  I know I've blogged about them before.  I decided for this day to run the Trolley Trails.  Normally, I'm not a huge fan of running the trails in the winter.  One reason is because they are typically snow covered but the main reason is they are icy.  They were icy today but I wanted to test out a new product that I received for a review.

Here's the start of the trailhead.  As you can see, nothing special here.  You can see it doesn't look like the trails are too bad but these do get snowy and icy as I got into them.

As I started to get into the trails(and they are really not that long), you could see the terrain changing:
An area with more snow than ice
And here's a hillier part of the trail.  Still fairly snow covered.  I can say that even though this was only a three mile run, it sure felt much longer and made for a tougher workout running in snow/ice.

In fact, here's what much of the trail really looked like:
Any ice, hard trail for most of the run
Of course, the prize at the end of the run is this area here where you run through a bank of pine trees.  This is equally pretty in the summer as well.
The hall of pines
A nice, although cold, day to be out exploring the trails and I'm glad I made it over there to run it.  It sure beats my regular 3 miler.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. What a great looking trail...I am actually jealous of the snow you have!

  2. Lucky you to get off the road and on to the trail!!

    DWD has a stretch that goes through pines like that. So pretty!