Hubz was sweet enough to come out to support me and snap some good photos.
I love the trails at Fountainhead Regional Park. No matter how often I run here, I never tire of these trails. There are roots, hills, flats. A little bit of everything, even a mile of road to start.
|Dashing through the leaves|
As a bonus, the creators of the Backyard Burn blaze a few new trails which can only be run on race day. I love the change-up.
Overheard as I passed a guy on a steep, gnarly downhill: "This sure is a root-y mess of a trail."
Speak for yourself, dude. It doesn't get any better than this!
I was pleased with my pacing and effort. I felt that I pushed the edge without blowing up, and appreciated the privilege of being able to run in the woods on such a beautiful morning.