Today we pulled out the Yak Trax we bought on a garage sale for a steal this summer. It was snowing, cold, and mildly icy on the streets. I knew we (oh who am I kidding? I ) couldn't go more than 3-4 miles so we headed out for a "quick" run. Of course we started off way too fast, but we did manage to keep our pace under 10:00. My HR was at 90% by then end; I was really working to finish that run. I took along a bottle of gatorade, but only got about 1/2 of it before it got slushy frozen in the nozzle.
Yak Trax review - I really liked them. It was weird at first. I thought it would be more noticeable running on them, but it didn't bother me at all. They didn't slip or shift on the shoes. As a matter of fact, it was a little tricky getting them on! I felt like I was really stretching them. Getting them off was easier than getting them on. When we were on an icy patch we were able to grip the surface without any problems. I didn't feel like I had to watch where I was running or landing my foot. Overall, I would give them an 4.5 stars. :)
today's mileage: 3 miles running
weekly mileage: 3 miles running
monthly mileage: 13 miles running
annual mileage: 556 miles running; 415 miles riding; 10.6875 miles swimming
TOTAL mileage: 967