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Eight-mile trail run!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I had fun today! An eight-mile trail run by Liberty Lake (WA), just across the Idaho border. Beautiful trail (woods, waterfalls), weather, and a well-organized, hospitable, and laid-back event. I am definitely into trail running now - challenging, great scenery, fun!

I was pleased to place 14th overall out of 71 participants; ninth male of 31 overall, and second in my age group (50-59) with a time of 1:19:26 - right around a 9:56/mile pace.

Too late tonight to provide great prose or insight, but I do remember thinking as I was enjoying the downhill rush after the laborious climb up the 2800 foot hill -- this is one of those times when I really feel alive! And that's quite worth something, isn't it?
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WINDSURFNERD 5/12/2013 11:26PM

    Trail running is fun! Sounds like you had a great run, congratulations on discovering or reconnecting with a new aspect of the sport! :)
Naomi

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JSTETSER 5/12/2013 4:40PM

    I did not realize that you live in Idaho. I lived in Spirit Lake Idaho in the early 1980's.
Beautiful country.
Congrats on the 8 minute mile!


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WOUBBIE 5/12/2013 10:40AM

    Excellent! Sounds like a great experience!

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KPETSCHE 5/12/2013 4:19AM

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