As promised last week, the long run will have a Grey Cup theme. Tomorrow, we run the belt line, which should be okay traction wise due to its rough surface despite a dusting of snow which we should see overnight.
So, the destination will be Rosedale Park, which was the sight of the first Grey Cup in 1909, played between the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club (U of T won 26-6).
Here is the map for the 21km route. Pretty standard in the beginning, going up to the beltline, but it becomes really awesome later. You go into Rosedale (one of my favourite places to run), north of the tracks amongst the grand mansions. Make sure that you turn south on MacLennan to the bridge over the train tracks. Then, keep on heading south to the end of MacLennan and turn right on Schofield, which is where you will see Rosedale Park. Imagine a 4000 seat stadium there that could pack in 10 000 with others standing around the field.
Here is a 16km version that is more of an out and back.
Run the first 3km together to warm up. 9:00 a.m. at the West End Y.
Hope that you all enjoy.