Running long 2:24:55  25.76 km (5:38 / km) +200m 5:25 / km
ahr:131 max:144 shoes: R-NB Grey Shoes
Good news - wildlife : Saw a 2-foot long turtle in the Schuykill canal, plus baby ducks & geese, and even a water snake swimming happily along the surface. Plus a big fish (2-3-footer) in the Schuykill, and even a bunny.
And found a new trail - didn't know there was a river trail on the west side of the Schuykill in Phoenixville (all the way from 29 to 113), which makes a nice loop with the trail on the other side. Combine this with the canal section southeast of 29, and this big set of trails _almost_ connects into the Perkiomen trail & Valley Forge park. And it's not like there's a lot physically intervening. I wonder why this isn't hooked up yet.
Lots of poison ivy out too - wrapping trees, sticking out into the trail in places. Inspiring a good shower (no damage yet.)
Physically one of the worst runs in a long time. Had a mild sore throat when I woke up, stomach wasn't really ready for the run - perhaps related to the sore throat, or 1 hr. from breakfast to run. Stomach got worse and better with some water at :40, then looped by car for Gatorade at :58, and it only got worse after that. Felt majorly over-full (like the TT Sprint, but worse) and it didn't improve. At 2:00, and 5k from the car, it was so bad I had to walk, and tried to puke just to relieve the pressure, but to no avial... Ran of/off the last 5k back to the car. Stomach settle slowly over next 2 hours and all seemed well after that. Odd.