Saturday, November 11, 2006

Trail Run

Ran 8.1 miles @ ~9:00/mile pace. Trails with rolling hills.

I met up with Ian, Emma and Jeff this morning for a trail run along the Presumpscot River on the outskirts of Portland. We had originally planned on another trail in Falmouth, but due to hunters being out there, we decided to change the location, more out of not wanting to ruin it for the hunters by spooking away the deer than out of fear of getting shot.

The run went great. I feel a little banged up with my left knee still but it doesn't appear that running is making it worse. The trails were a bit muddy and in some places washed out, but that made it fun along with the constant, rolling hills. Emma took a full-on face first plunge in one deep stream crossing, but she changed shirts and was fine. Luckily it was warm out (temps in the mid-40s during the run).

Towards the end of the run, we stopped at a bit at the waterfall section of the Presumpscot, which is actually more of a raging section of Class V rapids. Very impressive and fun to gaze at.

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