Monday, September 06, 2010

Easy Trail Run in the Woods Out Back

Cool, crisp air this morning with a bit of a breeze in the air. Felt very autumn-like. Was really anxious to take advantage of the weather, and also knowing that with just an easy pace on the agenda, I could really just enjoy being out in the woods with no real worries about pacing and what not.

I really like this loop because it's a fun mix of fire roads that you can pick up the speed on if you choose to, and really technical trails that really challenge you to take the proper lines. You go by a really large, marshy pond, and through some really thick woods. Though no wildlife sightings today, the usual Maine critters are back there... I've seen moose, bear, deer, owls, eagles, mink and more. Makes you feel sorry for people who don't trail run.

Ran 7.7 miles @ 8:56/mile.
Fireroads and technical trails.
Very hilly.
Upper 50s to upper 60s, sunny.
Brooks Cascadia 3, shorts, short sleeved shirt.

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