Running 47:45  8.27 km (5:46 / km) +98m 5:27 / km
ahr:144 max:168 shoes: Merrell Agility Peak Trail
Meant to be an easy run and it was. A bit of a wander to see what's open and what's closed at rbg. Still can't do a legal bsmt since the trail is still closed due to high water at the west end of the boardwalk. That wasn't a big deal when I ran it last but I'm sure if everyone went through there then the trail, soft as it is/was, would be trashed pretty quick. Since the trails in there are pretty shit already I suppose it's best to be patient.
Had a brief but alarming conversation with a nut job as I entered rbg as it follows the creek. For those not familiar it's a stretch of isolated single track with a creek on one side and a marshy mess on the other. One way in, one way out unless you're really willing to go off-road. Not the spot you want to run into a volatile nutbar who chastises you for sneaking up on him (fair point, although open to suggestions here, bub, as to alternatives for runner vs. Walker on a blind corner) and then goes on at some length about the violent arrests he's been subject to and why that's a reason I ought to be afraid to surprise him etc. Made a clean pass but was immediately wondering about my route back to the car which was now through him. A few hundred meters later a lone female was walking straight toward him so I made sure to give her a heads up. There were lots of folks in there with their psw staff, so maybe she was his. In any case, she thanked me for the warning and carried on in her intended direction without a second thought. Nothing weird on my way out so I'll assume things were ok for all. Poor guy, seemed like one in a continuous state of stress or agony. There but for the grace of dog go I.