Average pace: 4:48/km
Location: Burnaby Lake, CCW
Distance: 11.44 km
Weather: Hazy sun, sun
Wind: light to moderate
Calories burned: 811
Total distance to date: 1694 km
Ran Piper Mill Trail, Conifer and Spruce Loops.
It was warmer today but not uncomfortably so. As such I was able to maintain a decent pace and came in at 4:48/km, my third fastest run to date. I was feeling zesty and ran all three optional loops.
I had a few fleeting moments of heartburn/acid reflux which I attribute to some Coca Cola Zero shortly before the run. I need to stick to water (I had water, too) but other than that the run was trouble-free.
In terms of annoyances there was one biker on the trail and he was riding faster than he should have been, especially considering he wasn’t even supposed to be there to start with, but I managed to get by without incident and the rest of the run was mercifully free of unpredictable dogs and the like. There was a weird mini-trend of people walking three abreast and I had to duck around a few of these people blobs but again did so without incident.
The section of trail that had heaved off into the bog had traffic cones and tape around it today to keep onlookers from taking a tumble. I’m curious to see how they repair it. Some other parts of the trail have been shored up with planks to prevent erosion and it wouldn’t surprise me if they did that here. Or maybe they will move the fallen branches from the opposite shore over and use them to create a barrier!