Saturday morning, I got up early and went on a long run. I decided to go back to the Glacier Drumlin Trail and do a long 21 mile out and back with the half way point being the top of the observation tower at Lapham Peak State Park. It is a little over a 400 foot climb for the 10.5 miles out to the trail, most of it in the last 3/4 of mile where the climb was 210 feet. The other part was a gradual climb up the trail. On the way back, I got to go down the hills. That 210 feet down in 3/4 of a mile is very hard on the quads but the 200 feet down in a little more than 2 miles is quite easy.
It was pretty cool that morning, about 45F when I started but I knew it was going to be in the lower 60's when I finished so a short sleeve shirt was in order. It was cold for the first few miles, but then it was just fine the rest of the run. Glad I chose to not go with the long sleeve.
Before I started, I decided to bring the iPhone along and take a few pictures of whatever sparked my interest. So here is what I got:
The start of the run at about 6:00AM. Still pretty dark out but a couple other guys gathered in the parking lot ready to run as well.
I turned back at one point in the first 2 miles on the trail and saw this site of the sun about to rise.
There were a few hills and valleys along the way in the distance. Lots of fog patches which looked really cool.
7 miles into the trail, right at the top of the 200 foot hill that lasted 2 miles, there is a great looking foot bridge over the trail.
As a final reward for a 21 mile run completed, I nice big chocolate milk. Yummy!
Keep on Running!!!