Saturday, March 28, 2009

Long Run On The Rail Trail

Another great long run this morning. I met up with Mike, Bruce, Clint and Mark at the Rt. 30 intersection of the Rail Trail in Vernon. We knocked out the first 11 1/4 miles in 1:32 (8:10 Pace). We refueled at a 7-11, made the turn and headed back. When we hit the Valley Falls area, we ditched off the RT onto some single track. We tacked on 7 to 8 miles by completing a loop on each side of the Rail Trail. After the single track, we hopped back on the RT and finished the run back to our vehicles. In the final 5 miles of the run, Mark led us into stupid mode and we pushed it to the finish with an extremely painful sub 7:00 pace. In the end it was a 4:45 run and I'd say at least a 30 miler...


4:55 AM. Mike and the Electric Blue Dolphin Man

Mike, EBDM, Bruce and Clint


Mike picked up some gatorade and pink bunny ears


Hmmm... What to get...


Fueling up for the trek back.


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On the Rail Trail




Bruce, watch out for the iceberg!!




Clint, Mark and I at a lookout point along the single track


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3 comments:

cmorse said...

Nice run, Bruce and I finished up at just a hair over 27.2 miles in 4:02. I didn't have much more than that in me today, but those 27 were very encouraging..

Nitmos said...

Nice pictures. Where's the strip malls and smoke coughing cars though?

Run for Chocolate said...

Nice run, the 7 11 employees must have thought you guys were nuts.