30 June 2012

Leavenworth ditch run

Today I did one of my favorite things. I went for a trail run, with great people, on a new route and it was SO scenic.

My sister and two of her running friends invited me along on a run and we headed out from the Lodge at Copper Notch and followed the Icicle River for a bit. Then we went up a steep hill to an aqueduct that flows along the hillside.

At first the aqueduct was in a metal 'shell' and since the hill was so steep it was supported by a latticed framework. On top of this framework about two feet above the water was a wood plank walkway for workers. We ran along this walkway and it was amazing to be 1) just a couple of feet above all this rushing water and 2) cruising along this steep hillside with amazing views staring you in the face. If I ever needed a GoPro on a run today was the day.

The walkway ended and then there was a dirt path next to the aqueduct so we ran along that for a few miles and turned around. The return trip along the wood walkway was just as spectacular the second time round.

Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Workout Food water
Time of Day 8:00 AM
Workout Type easy run with friends
Weather 70, sunny, dry, calm
Equipment Brooks Cascadia
Clothing Brooks Infinity Short III

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