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home : rtc news : prez sez July 26, 2017

RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM AN ENDORPHIN SOAKED MIND Slip Slide'n Away

Slip Slide'n Away



Wow! What a difference a week makes. Last week we could barely manage a smile because our faces were frozen. And today as everybody sloshes through the mushy mess that was once snow, we can't wipe the silly grins off our faces. The Ides of March are in sight but don't get too comfortable, this month can be the most dangerous of all. Those muddy rivers on the sidewalks at midday turn back to icy skating rinks again in the evening and early morning. Keep the Yak Tracks or whatever you use for traction handy and be very careful out there. Slow down, a fall on the ice now can ruin the entire summer. If you're running along and suddenly you hit an ice patch, treat it just like the expert Minnesota drivers we all are. Shift you body into neutral, don't brake or accelerate, Keep your weight directly over your feet and look for somewhere you can get traction again. The streets can be a lot safer than the sidewalks because there is still a ton of salt and sand on them but you have to absolutely be sure you know where the traffic is. Always run against the traffic flow if you possibly can. If you don't feel comfortable on the ice, stick to the dreadmill just a little longer and dream of a nice spring run that's soon to come.



You might notice there are no races in the area in early March. I added a few from St Paul to the website ( They think the whole month of March is St Patricks Day)



Happy Trails

















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