Short run in Padua
Shortly after leaving the Scrovegni park I realised I was not on the intended route, and I thought I might be able to run it the opposite way round. That wasn't going to happen, even after I consulted my map. I was so glad I had brought a paper map with me as I was clearly going to be completely lost.
However the running gods were shining on me and I came upon a riverside trail, first an unpaved minor road and later a footpath, alongside the river and in places alongside the old city wall. I felt I was headed in the right direction. This was pleasant off road running despite uninspiring scenery of derelict houses and a somewhat stagnant and green waterway, and I wished I had time for a longer run as the path looked to continue a long way out of the city.
All good things end and all too soon I was back on a crowded path running through the university, then on the busy street to my hotel. The run hadn't felt too bad so I guess I had satisfied my goal of getting my legs going again after the race on Sunday.