Time for the long run. I kept hoping the sun would come out, but it was overcast all day so I didn't wear shorts. Temp was about 35-38 degrees, meaning that the roads were extremely slushy and my shoes and socks were wet the whole time, with cold toes.
My legs felt sluggish right from the start and never improved, which was worrisome since I had planned a hilly run. I ran to the end of planet walk (2 miles in 14 min, though it felt more like 8:00 pace- I guess it's a good sign when you are running a lot faster than you think you are). Then I ran 1700 S to Highway 238 in Providence. I ran south till it stops in Millville, then I turned left and ran up that road until it stops near Millville canyon. Turned left again and ran up to the Providence bench. Turned east and ran all the way up to the top houses, then wound my way to the mouth of Providence canyon. Ran .85 miles up the canyon (very muddy and slushy/snowy, with 9% avg grade). Ran down the canyon, then down Springcreek Road to 200 E in Providence. Turned right up Center street. Yes, I was glutton for punishment. Ran up Center Street to the top- it is a steady climb, getting very steep at the top (14% grade for the last .25 mile- ouch! This was 13 miles into my run and made my treadmill workout Thursday look easy). Looped my way down from the top then ran home. Total run was exactly 15 miles, 1:51:25. I am pretty darn happy with my run supposing my legs never felt good and that I ran up 1100 vertical feet in the last 9 miles, with some of it very steep.