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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A day off work

Last Friday I took the day off work, originally planning to head to Vermont in support of Emma running the Vermont 100, however her knee hasn't been right ever since her amazing run at the PFTC 50 miler in May and she decided against going into a 100 mile race in less that perfect condition. Smart. We decided to take the day and go for a hike in the mountains, but since Emma had an appointment with Dr. Raymond first thing in the morning I decided to get in a run before we left. Jeff recently reminded me of how much fun the Presumpscot River Trail is in Portland so I headed over there for about 5.5 miles. The trails were in great shape, pretty dry, and I felt like I was going fast. Turns out I wasn't going fast but it still felt like a lot of fun.

time: 50:11
distance: 5.52 miles
pace: 9:05

gear: Inov-8 Roclite 315, socks, shorts, t-shirt, hat

As soon as I finished my run we packed up the greasecar and headed to the White Mountains to do the Baldface Circle Trail. I've run this trail for the past two years on July 4th, but had never been there with Emma so it was nice to finally share this trip with her. One of the great things about this trail is that there isn't much of anything else around so it tends to be pretty quiet.

The photos do a better job of telling the story than I could do, so I'll just say that it was a great day.

time: 4:27:06 (including all stops)
distance: 9.8 miles
pace: 27:15

weather: partly cloudy, mid 70's

conditions: wet at low elevations, drier up high

gear: Inov-8 Roclite 315, Wright socks, shorts, singlet, hat, Nathal HPL #20


middle.professor said...

I need to get into the mountains more...I've not done any of these.

pathfinder said...

I agree, the baldface trail sounds and looks quite nice...