Friday, April 22, 2011

Indian Cellar Land Trust

Post-Boston, my quads have been shot the past several days, but today I felt comfortable with going for a short trail run at a very easy pace to help loosen things up a little. Kate and I decided to explore the relatively new Indian Cellar Land Trust down by the Saco River. We incorporated a good amount of walking as we explored the trails, and ended up doing a big loop that goes alongside the river. Even when running, we just went really slow and took in the scenery (and kept our eyes out on where to go next).

Really beautiful area and fun terrain that's pretty technical. I was only a bit disappointed in the distance. We did the big loop trail and it only ended up being around 1.7 miles. However, it would be easy to cross the bridge at the parking area and run on the trails in the park on the other side of the river which would likely double the distance. I wouldn't mind figure-eighting those two sections in the future a few times, since the scenery is really nice (not to mention it'd be easy to go for a swim afterwards once it warms up enough). 

Ran 1.7 miles @ 14:57/mile pace. 
Technical trails. 
Moderately hilly. 
Lower 50s, sunny. 
Adidas Adizero XT, shorts, long sleeved shirt. 

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