Funny story of the day- yesterday, Marci went running with the kids in the jogging stroller. Midway through her run, our 2.5 year old looked up at her and said, "Mommy, run fast like Daddy!" Kids say the darndest things :)
PM- Medium workout. I figured I needed to do some hills, so I drove to Providence canyon. I ran Deer Fence to Dry Canyon, up Dry a bit, back to Prov canyon, and down to Millville Canyon. I had planned to do a few more miles towards BSF but found the trail closed "To protect wintering wildlife." A handwritten note said it would open the second Saturday in April- that's in 2 days! So instead I headed up the surprisingly steep and rocky Millville canyon- rather challenging. Between that climb and the return climb to Providence, I was pooped. The weather was a bit chilly and windy, with intermittent rain and even hail, but not too bad. I saw 3 deer and only 1 person. I am sure I will do this quite often to get me in shape for my trail runs, since it is hilly but snow-free (though muddy). SportTracks says I did 2000 ft climbing, Garmin says 3200 ft. It was a lot either way. Fun but tiring run. 1:45:18 for 12 miles, which puts me at 8:50 pace.
I have to say, my XT Wings are awesome shoes- I can barrel my way thru anything and can run right over all rocks (short of ankle-twisting ones). Great shoes.