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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Santa Fe Trail Day

We were hoping for a dry spot to run today and we (sort of) found it. We got out to the Santa Fe trailhead not far from home to get in some mileage on another of our multi-use gravel trails that holds up to water OK. Santa Fe Trail is home to the American Discovery Trail Marathon, which will be run on Labor Day. We try to steer clear of Santa Fe all summer because we are required to utilize it more in the winter when our favorite trails, at times, are under snow and ice.

This is near the trailhead and is probably the least scenic part of our run. The running water is usually a dry creek bed, so the water is quite muddy after the rains. We have had 2.8" of rain since Thursday night, compared to only 6.7" previous to that since January 1! We'll certainly take it even if it puts a dent in our trail running time. So we ended up with a nice 10 mile run and as we walked our legs out back to the truck, it started raining - Perfect Timing!!! Good times and we are still very thankful to get out for our runs!!!


Pinkcorker said...

Love the top Kathleen! You are super cute as always. I'm glad you were able to get out before the rain.

HappyTrails said...

Thank you, Your Pinkness! It is a Pearlizumi cycling jersey from a year or so ago - mid weight Kodiak Lite fabric. I like it too! A bonus-it has pockets to carry stuff! :-)

Anonymous said...

oohhh....those dirt trails look NICE. You guys always look like you're having a blast;-)

Bob Gentile said...

Very Nice Sante Fe trail day... you guys find great places to run, way to go!!

Trail on!!!

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