Sunday, October 04, 2009

Cathance River Run

I drove up to Ryan and Danielle's place up in Topsham this morning for a trail run. Mindy joined us as well. Of course, Danielle is preggers (but not for long!), so unfortunately she couldn't really join us.

We hit the Cathance River Nature Preserve and got in eight miles on the network of trails there. Great area. The river itself is beautiful and lots of neat bogs on the land as well. I mused a few times that quite a few areas would be prime owl territory.

We kept the pace pretty slow. I actually thought we went faster, but I guess the slippery rocks, roots and bridges helped keep the pace down.

Afterwards, we mowed down Ryan's famous omelets. The dude really does make a mean omelet. And Danielle's chocolate chip pumpkin bread was also to die for. Nothing like good grub after a trail run! Thanks guys.

Ryan also brokered a deal with a ski friend of his and I got a great deal on these Rossignol Xium skate skis. Can't wait for winter!

Ran 8.0 miles @ 10:20/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 142/160
Trails, lots of slick rocks, roots.
Moderately hilly.
Mid 50s, overcast.
Brooks Cascadia 3, shorts, long sleeved shirt.


Thomas said...

Oh man, did you have to mention all that food? I'm starving all of a sudden!

Ryan said...

Nice skies those look fast. I think I here a Biathlon calling this winter or a nordic marathon?