I went out for a 6.5 mile run this morning and it was fantastic! I had a pair of YakTrax from last year that I had never used so I gave them a try today.
They are basically elastic straps wrapped in metal that go over your shoes. I was curious how well they would work and was very pleased. I didn’t slip once or lose my traction and I was able to run at my normal pace without any issues. The one thing to note is that they work on packed snow/ice and not like snowshoes. So if you are trying to run in powdery snow they won’t work that well.
Here are what the tracks look like.
And here is my foot post run.
For my run I made a big loop around Poolesville and took some pictures along the way.
The middle school
Somebody cross country skiing