It's not *just* snow we're getting here in New England. You see, this stuff is actually much worse. It all started yesterday evening with a gentle snow that quickened in its fall. That continued overnight until very early this morning, still at a time when not even the early morning runner like myself is stirring, when the temperatures rose enough to turn the snow, which had already accumulated to 6 inches or more, into sleet and a few hours later, now at the height of rush hour, into rain. And now, just after rush hour, the rain is coming down rather steadily with all the snow blocking storm drains and gullies such that the area is flooding. And by tonight, when the rain is supposed to still be falling, it *may* turn again to freezing rain and then snow. Very sloppy.<br><br>
4.5 mile careful-footed trot through the early morning slop. Got splashed by plows and cars alike and did some splashing. Tired run. Followed by...<br><br>
1 hour of heavy-lifting snow shoveling. Damn, my driveway is big.<br><br>
And because I anticipated yesterday evening having to shovel a very heavy, wet snow this morning, after work yesterday I got in the swim I would have done today. So add 40 lap up-tempo swim to yesterday's workout. Averaged a 56 secs per 50 yards, a bit lower if you knocked out my warm up laps and cool down.<br><br>
Great day, Tri-robbers!