Every year the trail becomes troublesome, at times, during the spring thaw. That seems to have occurred more than once this winter and today was all over the place for conditions...pretty shitty. There was ice, snow covered ice, slush, and mud. There were a few places where snow was protected and my tracks plus the deer were the only traffic where it was easier and safer to run.
Regarding dangerous sport...I got a good laugh out of a video posted in the news at Ultrarunnerpodcast today.