The snow had already begun falling, so I supported running earlier for better footing, instead of slightly higher temperatures later. This was because I still wanted to get a workout in today (just accepting there are no longer optimal days to do workouts).
We did make the workout just a simple continuous tempo so we wouldn't worry about pace and I wouldn't have to keep checking my watch. With an inch or two of fresh snow, it wasn't great footing, but I never slipped or worried about slipping. Just had a few stretches of deeper snow where slowing down was necessary.
The first 2 miles of tempo were about 6:20. I finally checked the 3rd mile split of 6:15 after feeling a bit too good. We gradually picked it up each mile and ended with a 5:55 on the last and 6th mile. In prime conditions, this would be a pretty pathetic tempo, but today felt fine. Who knows how much the snow slowed us down but still nice to get some sort of work done.
*Best ice beard of the season so far