- 10 hours and 8 minutes
- 55.2 miles
- 4531 feet D+
A lot of snow had fallen by the time I got to Lory State Park on Saturday morning and it continued to snow steadily if not with intensity. I cut my planned run short because the going was so slow and I wasn't prepared for 7 or 8 hours out in the snow without skis or company. I went south in the valley, up Sawmill and Towers, down snowy and icy Mill Canyon, and back. 3 hours to go just under 12 miles. I could have skied some stretches of Mill Canyon Trail and did slide and fall once on my butt and elbow on the ice near the bottom.
I didn't feel like running in deep snow today and did an easy 13.5 mile loop on the paved and mostly cleared rec trails of SW Fort Collins. I fell 5 miles short of my goal for the week, but did have solid runs during the week and made the most of poor weekend weather. I'm looking forward to nicer weather next Saturday at my first race of 2019: Chaffee County Running Club's Run Through Time in Salida, CO.