22 miles at a pretty even 8:47 pace for a run time of just over 193 minutes.
But it didn't go as planned. I had hoped to run the Radar Base Loop - out to the Capreol Road Turnoff and back. I loaded 900 calories worth of tailwind in my hydration pack, figuring on just over 3 hours of running. I didn't anticipate the trailwind freezing up on me.
It was a somewhat reasonable -11C/13F, but with a stiff 15-20 mph wind, the real feel temperature was more like -19C/-2F. By mile one, the valve on my camelback was frozen and nothing was moving. I worked on it, put it inside my jacket, and kept trying - no go. So, I didn't have a lot of options. Can't run that far without hydration/nutrition. I hit the 8 mile mark when I got back home, and I was feeling it already.
So, I decided to do some shorter loops with my handheld, allowing me to re-fill it as needed. I ended up needing just 2 loops --- first, a 6 mile section on the Goodwill Route, and then an 8 mile section on the Garson-Coniston highway.
A little adversity - that wind was pretty intense at times - but I'm glad to have stuck it out and finished the miles outside. I'm now officially back on schedule - where I would have been without the injury.