Running (Trail) 1:08:41  10.02 km (6:51 / km) +207m6:13 / km slept:6.5 shoes: Salomon Sense Pro - Blue
AdventureDog and I went for a sunny run around Palgrave East. The trails were 85% bare or lightly snow-covered, and 15% glare ice. There wasn't much mud because it got cold again last night. The trail was uneven with frozen footprints and bike tracks so it was a challenge for the ankles.
The lower inside part of my right knee got tweaked when I fell at Hockley on Sunday, and I could still feel it today. At the time, I was more worried about my hip since I'd fallen hard on it twice in three days but it seems fine. Note to self: Try to stay upright.
Running (Trail) 4:14:03 24.1 km (10:32 / km) +890m8:54 / km slept:5.5 shoes: Salomon SpikeCross - black
Bluebird day for a long run in Hockley Provincial Park with Browner, Yumi and AdventureDog. For our first round, we did the three Bruce Side Trails then ran back on the main Bruce Trail. Then we went out backwards, taking the main Bruce out and returning via the two southern side trails. (Our track is missing 1.8 km where I paused my Ambit but I've adjusted the data.)
The sun was shining, the temperature was perfect and the trail conditions were... a little bit of everything! On our first loop, there was a light layer of snow over frozen ground, hard snow or occasional ice. It was pretty good footing although I fell a couple of times on hidden ice, even with spiked shoes. Ironically, I'd suggested that it would be a great route to practise running with poles, which the others did. After all my skiing and TRX over the past week, I decided to leave my poles at home to work my legs harder and boy, did I miss them! When we went out for our 2nd loop, there was a lot more goopy mud than snow.
While we were running, STORM and 'Bent did a Hockley Loop with Scout and Contour, then politely waited at the Black Birch while the ladies slogged through the slow mud and arrived late to brunch - oops. Fun day, great company and yummy post-run meal!