Vertical Runner Trail 101
Friday April 20,2007
"Is it because your a chef?" Yes, These tools for my trade, large sharp knives and really hot fire!!! Is it because your companies name is "Playing with Knives & Fire"? That's to obvious, I'm not even going to answer that one.
As a runner I need to go beyond my profession. I am turning into a Trail Junkie. Yes you'll see me running the roads, the towpath, and even the track at the NAT. But I'd rather be on a trail. My second Marathon is going to be on trails. There's nothing like CUTTING a trail, BLAZING down a hill or BURNING up a hill. one other reason...It's a cool title...Don't you agree?
We had a great group tonight 9 runners + 4 dogs. We start out from Pine Lane at 6:15pm then looped the Valley Bridle Trail. A perfect day for a run. A little warm we were sweaty, but all I thought about was the two coldest days in February I had to come out here to run back to back 15 miles for 50k my training. You're not going to hear me complain about the heat this summer.
I stopped my watch at 50:11:05. This loop is about 5.5 to 6 miles maybe shorter. It's a great trail for new trail runners or anyone who wants to try to get addicted to trail running like I did. There's a little bit of everything on this trail. A little Mud (If it rained lots of mud), some water crossings, some tree trunk bridge crossings (short one's). There are two challenging hills, and some technical running through the pines, you'll have to navigate the pine roots.
Here's our lead pacer Dexter
Here's a picture I shot as I was running.
Marta is trying to hex me with her super powers.
Here is Paul Navigating the Pine Roots
"Over the Bridge".....