Two days late (though I have done a lot of walking in the past few days), I finally got round to this run. I've got a snow-day off work, so decided to give it a go on the roads. Although the side roads are fairly horrible, the main road through our village is pretty clear now, and there's very little traffic around mid-morning, and the verges are ok to hop onto if something comes along.
I was surprised to find the first ten minutes not too bad at all - I might have carried on to try for the day 3 run (25 minutes - erk!) but I'd got to the middle of the village by then, and it was uphill, so decided to be sensible. The walking bit came at a good point, as I then go down a fairly steep lane, which hasn't been salted, and which I didn't fancy running on.
For the second ten minutes, I'd got close to the playing fields, so I thought they'd be better than carrying on down the road. It's a couple of minutes down the entrance lane, and then onto the field. Woooooaaahhhh! Deep snow (well, 5 inches deep) - sudden change in leg sensations! After about 30 seconds I decided to turn round and go back down the lane and onto the road again instead!
Anyway, I did both sets of ten, and felt fine for it. About half an hour later, after a bit of bird-watching, I went back to the field, just to see how long I could run for in the snow. Four minutes was really pushing it (checking my watch every minute), and my calves were complaining, as I don't usually pick my feet up at all, but had to in the snow, so I stopped.
It was interesting seeing how different it felt though!
Oh, and my footwear was walking boots, which seemed fine, and kept my feet dry. Maybe for day 3 though, I'll see if I can wear my running shoes, and keep to the road.