I completed this trail as an out and back, unsupported. 37.4km total. I knew this was going to hurt, and it sure did. I parked my car in Penetanguishene and started at 10:55am on a Friday. I did what I was supposed to do on the way out with no real problems, but soon on the way back, I knew this wasn't going to be much fun. I turned around into a headwind and the false flats really started to affect my pace. I managed to hang in there OK though and tried to ignore my slower than what I wanted splits. Things really became comical with just over a mile to go. You end up crossing many little bridges. Each bridge has a short, steep downhill then uphill. I literally could barely run the uphills. My legs just didn't want to work. After stressing the same muscles for 2 plus hours, those hills were such a shock to my system. I could tell I was going to be extremely sore the following day. I ended up finishing in 2 hours and 45 minutes. I did a little cool down and enjoyed the nice weather the day brought. I feel this could have gone a little better, but I'm still happy with my effort. I only saw a few people out on the trail, so social distancing was no problem at all. I am very lucky that Simcoe County has so many trails to choose from. I may need a little more recovery time after this one, but like always, I'm looking forward to the next one.
out & back
2h 45m 0s