Sad news: my ancient Garmin Forerunner 305 died on me. I'll be looking for a museum to donate it to. It just would not stay powered on. I had put a new battery in this winter, but this is more than a battery problem. Ah well - time for a new GPS watch.
So, I ran with my Timex stop watch instead, since I basically know where the mile splits are on Radar Road. Of course, going out 12 miles, I wasn't sure exactly about the turn around, so I ended up running a quarter mile further than planned. No harm done.
Ended up running an average pace of 9:46/mile. I intentionally started out slowly, hoping to finish a bit stronger. However, my legs were pretty heavy toward the end. It will take a few weeks to adjust to running outside. Slightly different muscles are involved, I suppose.
It was supposed to snow, but didn't. I nailed the clothing side of things, and was comfortable throughout. Starting temperature of -5C/23F, and going all the way up to -1C/30F by the time I finished almost 4 hours later.
I'm actually hoping for more snow before the season for it ends. We are SO CLOSE to breaking the all time snow record. It would be shame, after surviving this winter, to NOT have a record to show for it. I think just a few more inches will do it.