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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Our first 13 miler - Falcon Trail - USAFA

All winter (and spring since it has been a cold one!) we have been earmarking this loop as our first attempt at 13 miles and our longest run to date. The Falcon Trail is an awesome trail on the US Air Force Academy that we have mountain biked many times but have only run sections of it at a time. The loop is almost entirely singletrack and circles the perimeter of a good portion of the Academy. There are some nice climbs but nothing that is extreme - total climb for the loop was 1760'. It was a beautiful "bluebird" Colorado day, not a cloud in the sky.

Steve is enjoying his new Nathan hydration pack. It is very stable for running with the nice vest-like fit. There is a zippered pocket for the camera (we love photos) and also one for gels. This picture is on one of the rocky sections near the fire station.

This picture is of Kathleen running near the north entrance to the Academy. We are only about 1.5 miles from the finish here, and at this point we know we are going to conquer the entire loop!!! Any time we finish a run or a ride like this, we always have silly grins plastered across our faces - good times!!!
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