Headed up the stairmaster (Providence Canyon). My main goals were to get a ways up the canyon and not get stuck in a blizzard and die. I succeeded on all accounts. I hit 9K+ feet elevation while staying on snowmobile tracks until the last grunt up a hill. I was enjoying myself until I hit what I think was the lower slopes of Providence Peak when the storm hit with a vengence. I quickly decided to tuck tail and head down. Not a moment too soon. I was soon in a whiteout and would've given my right knee for some ski goggles. I was running blind down the mountain. I made it back to relative safety near the quarry before deciding I had better stop running. Too late, though the damage had been done. My knee was now really sore. I ended up walking the rest of the way down the canyon waving to 30 snowmobiles as they headed up into their playground.
Overall, it was great fun, but I really need to figure out this injury. Apparently, it is not ready to handle actual running yet. Better lay low and reassess.
T- 3:10 (17:16) 4000' vert (about 2-3 miles of actual running)