Sunday was the perfect day for a long run. But I overestimated it. I thought, with spring nearly here, the trails near my house would be clear enough to run on smoothly. I was wrong. For the first third of my run — from the Queen Street Entrance of the Don Valley trail to the Victoria Park entrance of Taylor Creek Park — I was running through melting ice, snow and slush. It wasn’t fun and it slowed me down.
Once I got off the trail and on the road, I could refocus. But it presented a new problem. I got off the traile earlier than planned and wasn’t sure how much mileage I lost as a result. So I ran home — down to the Beach and along the Martin Goodman Trail through to Cherry Beach and up to the Don Valley Trail again — and did my best.
Perhaps it’s time to get one of those fancy GPS watches.
The run: 26.6k in 3:37:17