This freeze > thaw > freeze > thaw business is no good for outdoor running. At least when everything is cold and blanketed in snow we knew what we were up against. Now the snow-turned-water-turned-ice everywhere has made outdoor running tough here in Minneapolis. What’s an addict to do?
One of my favorite “crazy runs” that the Ann Arbor Track Club used to throw at us was hill repeats at some of the local parking ramps and garages. Stealing from my learnings as a young deviant on roller blades, I might suggest you find a parking structure that isn’t staffed on the weekends.