Up in Bangor with Kate for Thanksgiving, and had a chance to head over to the Bangor City Forest this morning before the Thanksgiving feast gets under way. I pulled into a very full parking lot at around 8:15am, and walked over to a table where two people were standing around. They asked if I was there for the race. A race? I replied no, and asked when it started. Fifteen minutes ago was the reply. Oh well. I was actually glad, I wanted today to be at an easy pace, the race would have been too tempting.
However, they had trail maps for the race, and I glanced at one and figured out my route. Hit the West, East and Deer trails to get in a bit under six miles. Really neat trails here, with the added bonus of no hunting allowed. The trails I were on were very tame and well groomed, but several side trails offered plenty of technical single track, but I just stuck to the main ones.
Really fun little run. As I type this I'm starving, which is all part of my master plan. You see, I purposely skipped breakfast, did my run, and will be able to commit full acts of gluttony when we eat here in a few hours and watch the Patriots whip the Lions butts.
Ran 5.8 miles @ 8:23/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 135/154
Well groomed trails.
Lower to mid 20s, sunny.
Adidas Adizero XT, long pants, windbreaker, long sleeved shirt, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.