Saturday, January 12, 2008

18 Trainees

We had a good group of 18 runners on the trail today for the first official race training run. The trail was in OK shape, just a short section of ice cold water and mud in the first 100 yards. It sure woke you up! It took about 20 minutes before I could feel my toes again. The rest of the trail was actually in pretty good condition. At the end, the bridge you cross to get back to the parking lot was closed. I guess flood waters & debris knocked the bridge out. It was missing a section of boards in the middle (and other parts were warped). It was easy to hop over the missing bridge section--but the water below sure looked high and cold.

The next training run in the series is on January 26 at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet, IL. It's the "Riddle Run" 28 mile fun run. Do as many, or as few, 4-mile trail loops as you like. Finish at least one to get a tasty cupcake. Do all 7 loops to be a Riddle Run finisher! Directions, and a map of the trails, can be found on the trail guide section of the Second Wind Running Club.

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