Tempo doesn't warm feet
Jumping in between squalls that very easily could have become storms made me sneak out. In the first 5 minutes as I roll across what I thought was ice, punched thru standing icy water all over my shoe cover-less foot, somehow tempo doesn't warm your feet. What helps is pushing and clawing uphill into a headwind with a studded wire bead cx tire. Yeah, at least that got done today. About the only success on the day. That subtle tailwind hand on the small of my back pushed me halfway home in half the time. I felt guilty for that, it's not supposed to be easy.