CAT 50k training group run on the Mau Har/Three Ridges loop.
Cold hard pellets of ice rained down on us as we set out on the trail this morning. We climbed steadily and it wasn’t long before the ground was covered.
The temperature felt relatively comfortable until we neared the top. The wind up on the ridge was bitter and the ice-covered trail was really slippery.
It warmed up and got more slushy and less slick as we headed down the other side. The trail was still really rocky and technical though, so it was slow going for me.
We met several hikers and one runner headed in the other direction. More people than I would have expected considering the weather.
It really wasn’t that bad, though. We had a nice group of runners and the views were stunning. The weather just made things a little more interesting.
I’m grateful for these CAT training group runs. They make getting out for winter long runs so much easier.
Brian came back from Detroit with another cold. So he stayed home with Molly who has an abscessed anal gland in addition to the UTI. The poor little thing has to wear a cone of shame until it heals.