Sunday, May 10, 2009

Salt Fork Run Today

I've been having a bit of the blahs this week, not good when there's about one month to go to your next race, but "it is what it is". I woke up, sleeping in for the 4th day in a row, and decided to head out to Salt Fork State Park for a trail run.

I went out for my familiar loop course,which is around six miles on the "orange loop".

I should have worn capris, or brought a machete, to help clear the trail. The briars are quickly growing across the trail, and I've got plenty of new scratches to show for it.

For some reason, I thought this trail would be drier than the "blue trail" that Nick and I ran a few weeks ago. Not so. There was plenty of shoe sucking mud. At one spot, my foot sank down and I was in mud up to mid calf. It took a little rocking just to free myself from that spot!

A good run, although very slow due to the mud spots.


Sensationally Red said...

I'm going to hit the trails again heavy after Cleveland. Can't wait for some shoe-sucking mud!

Fast Leopard said...

mid calf to you means, ankle deep for most :)

Runner Tammy said...

Kudo's on a 6 mile trail run even when you have the blahs...

Gotta love the calf deep mudpits of spring:-)