|Before we started|
Leigh has been nursing a mild hamstring tendon injury so we parked midway through the trail, did a 5 mile out and back towards Elmira so that he had the option to stop after 10 miles if he was having trouble with his leg. Thankfully, all was well at the 10 mile mark so we continued on in the opposite direction for another 5 miles, where we were sure to kiss on the kissing bridge (kissing while running is as difficult as it sounds). Five miles back to the car, and we were done. Proud, excited, and relieved to have a 20 miler under our belts.
|20.01 miles in 3:25:15|
On our way to the trail there were lots of Mennonite maple syrup stands to tempt us to fuel with maple syrup. Instead Leigh fueled with our favourite, Shot Bloks, and gave Sport Beans a try. He was not a fan of the Sport Beans, says they taste "chemically," but Shot Bloks were great as always. I gave jujubes a try (cause I am cheap), and they were great. 6 per serving for 3 servings worth (5 miles, 10 miles, 15 miles), seemed to carry me through just fine. And the massive bag I picked up from Costco for $6 will last months if I can keep Leigh and the boys out of them.
Overall the trail was a great place for a long run. Lots of farms made some spots stinky, and this winter that never quits made some spots snowy. But all the farms and the covered bridge made for nice scenery during our run, and a kiss on the kissing bridge was an added bonus. Can't complain about that.
|Post 20 miles in our new ride. Forgot to take a picture outside, and too tired to climb back out!|
|Refuel, Replenish and Recharge|
1 down, 1 more 20 and a 22 to go!