|No good footing anywhere|
Since it was near 0C with very light wind, I didn't need to bundle up, but I did have to protect myself against the ice pellets from above and the slush and water from below. On top, I wore a jacket, nylon pants, Gore Tex cap and gloves. I only needed a long sleeve tech shirt and shorts as a base layer. Since the tread on the Adizero Mana's is pretty much completely bald, I chose the K-Swiss Blade Lights for traction, but they have drainage holes through the mid-sole. The holes, coupled with cotton socks (bad choice), meant my feet were wet after 5 minutes.
The run went as well as can be expected. The footing was terrible. I had a choice between crusty slush, slushy water or partially frozen mud. I just slowed down and kept the pace steady. After 20 minutes the ice pellets stopped and turned to lights snow. At least my face wasn't stinging anymore. On the better cared-for roads over the second half of the route, the roads were more wet than slushy or icy and I could pick up the pace a little bit. I finished and recovered well and hit a well-deserved warm shower.