Due to concerns over an unreliable car I decided not to drive to Twin Brook tonight, instead I ran from home and did a lap around Back Cove. Emma had been out around 4:00 and said everything was wet with the only stretch of ice being on the south side which is in the shade all day. I didn't get out until a little after 6pm and by that time the temperature had dropped to just below freezing and all the puddles Emma had been running through had turned to ice.
I didn't intend for the run to be a fast one but it turned out to be pretty quick.
8:03 - getting warmed up, mostly downhill, one street crossing and one pedestrian encounter, some ice
7:32 - 2 street crossings, lots of ice
7:16 - first full mile on Back Cove, some ice
7:13 - very little ice
7:31 - tons of ice and 2 street crossings
8:07 - mostly uphill, one street crossing, some ice (enough to take me down)
In the last mile I was running uphill on Deering Ave, just as I started to reach the top of the hill I hit a patch of ice on a dark corner and went down pretty hard. I bounced back pretty quickly and kept running, but with a bit of a limp the rest of the way home. I hit my right knee pretty hard and bent a few fingers the wrong way. Ice on the knee helped keep the swelling down and it shouldn't be a problem, I think I sprained my middle finger though.
distance: 6.01 miles
weather: 30 degrees, calm
conditions: many icy patches
gear: Brooks Cascadia 3, wool socks, tights, 2x long sleeve tops, gloves, buff