run trails

Anything with the majority of distance off the asphalt and on rough, uneven ground. This is different from a paced run because usually the trail is an obstacle that throws up some slowing terrain.

Summer Adventure Run #5

The location for our first Adventure Run of July came at the suggestion of AD. A neighbourhood that was familiar enough on a map, surrounded by roads and paths I'd passed by now and then, but never stopped for more than a glance.

Our trail began on the edge of a cliff overlooking downtown from the east, looped into the river valley, across the bridge, along a busy north bank, back across the river on the Dawson Bridge, and then through a winding forest trail with some steep climbs and a scramble back to the cars.

I'm still cleaning the mud off my ankles.

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Sunday (in training... finally)

We added distance. Finally.

Not that I’ve been looking forward to knowing that my comfortable, do-what-feels-right stretch of non-training training runs are ending, but it feels a little something-something to know that we’ve rationally started building to something again.

Twelve klicks through the river valley, out to the bridge and a bit beyond before turning back to retrace our steps up the winding, climbing trails home.

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Saturday Creeky

It was raining. It’s going to rain all weekend. It’s raining as I write this. Rain. Rain. More rain.

When one has committed to a daily run, the weather is less a deciding factor as much as it is a circumstance.

My plan was multi-fold. Running from the house has quickly become dull and monotonous. Sure, it’s simple and easy for a quick outing. But for a lazy pandemic Saturday morning? Plus it sucks for shelter, all out in the open through wide streets and careless paths.

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