The "in the Snow" part of the title tells you how well it went. Hard to get traction. Lots of it on snow and slush covered sidewalks. -12 degrees when we started. -17 when I got out to my truck after rehydrating.
I dressed warmly, though. Longjohns underneath my tights, 2 running shirts plus a cotton shirt underneath my black Boston jacket. Snowmobile mitts over my string gloves. Headlight cap covered with balaclava. I wasn't too warm and I wasn't too cold -- but I wasn't able to run very fast.
Here are my splits:
4:56 (510 m.)
So the "tempo" wasn't a helluva lot faster than the "easy" part of the run. I was working to keep my cadence fast, which is something that Brian Hagemeier brought up at the running form clinic on Tuesday night. 180 steps per minute is the "ideal", apparently. I didn't have my metronome with me, but I just tried to keep the cadence quick.
Once we hit a bit of good traction at the end, I was able to pick up the pace. I was happy with how I finished the run.