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You know, the path that starts near the top of Peel and meanders to the top of the mountain? I was remembering my first tentative runs when I worked on de la Gauchetiere and would head out at lunch. The first part to Sherbrooke was a warm up with frequent stops for lights, but the stretch from Peel to Penfield and Pine was a killer!<br><br>
I could either cheat and run the stairs (!) or take the long way. Sometimes I would go the back way and head up alongside the mountain into Outremont / Plateau and take the Camilien Houde up and le Serpent down.<br><br>
Anyone here do that?
 

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huh.. do you mean that main road for runners, walkers and all starting at the statue on avenue du Parc and then snaking all the way up to the cross? Probably not. But that's my road. Probably someone else know better than me.
 

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Le serpent.... Huummm. Peel (from Sherbrooke to Dr Penfield) is a great hill. Then, there's a path going in the woods that connects to Olmsted. Is it your snake ?
 

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Was there this evening. Huffed up Peel, taking a break at the light on Penfield <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> huffed the rest of the way. Quite the warm up, haven't done it much this winter.<br><br>
Wasn't sure what condition the snake and then Olmsted would be in but was happy to see it wasn't bad. A collegue at work wiped out bad on the last loop before the road, smacked his elbow..owwee..but lots of gravel has been put down now. Bettter late then never, have to tell him.<br><br>
Olmsted was quiet tonight, turned left towards the top, chugged up past the lake, the wind was really really cold, not many runners, some skiiers. A local annual snowshoeing event was in prep so that was interesting to observe.<br><br>
Made it to the chalet, still some light so did a loop, by the time I got to the towers, the sun was going down, I turned off the music and all I could hear was the wind, traffic far below and the crunching of my shoes...back at the chalet, no daylight left and I was getting cold so went back down.<br><br>
The only issue, for me anyways, is that coming down its dark as hell, the full moon wasn't up (scritch scratch of head) and my footing was a bit shaken by landing in this frozen rut left by the folks to cycle up there - so after turning an ankle a couple of times, dah...I tried to pick my way down on either side.<br><br>
Grizzly - for me from the burbs, where its flat unless I head over to another town, to go up Mount Royal after work during the week or early on the weekend is such a treat, I love it.
 

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Grizzly: I include the, "snake" in my long run when I'm running outdoors. I'm looking forward to running it tomorrow.<br><br>
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TB be warned. It's tough going uphill in the snow, especially when wallkers and joggers went up and down before you. Me I'll try my first long in 3 weeks, but I'm going East on Notre-Dame.
 

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Wonder what the snake looks like today... If someone wants to describe it, I'll take their word for it! I ain't going anywhere today! Although snowshoeing on the mountain must be heavenly today.
 

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Office de la Langue Francaise guys... Snake = Serpent.<br><br>
Yeah, that's the one. I'd sometimes add the descent along the road, either way out from Beaver Lake - if I had the time.<br><br>
I miss it, even though I have hills to run near where I live now.
 
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