FKT: Aaron Barber - National Trail (AZ) - 2022-11-04

Route variation
One way
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Total time
2h 17m 36s
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Beautiful day for a run. This was more of a tune-up for the out and back FKT that I’ll try for in the coming months. Went fairly conservative on the big climb at mile 3, then put it on cruise control. Took the techy section near the towers pretty easy to save the legs for the final push from Buena Vista to Pima. 

Opted for a minimally packed vest instead of a handheld and I’m glad I did. One 20 oz flask with Hammer Perpetuem (400cals), one 20 oz flask of LMNT (1000mg Na). Got pretty warm in the sun when I was out of the wind. Fortunately, most of the run was on the ridge and gorgeous weather. Hoping to go sub-5 hours for the out and back sometime soon!