FKT: Ashley Nordell - Row River Trail (OR) - 2023-02-19

Route variation
out & back
Gender category
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Finish date
Total time
4h 7m 35s
GPS track(s)

I did this run a few years ago to establish a women's FKT on the route, and since I was recently in the valley, I thought it would be fun to try it again and see if I could run a little faster. My goal was 4:10 and was happy to come in at 4:07. I hit the turnaround in 2:02, and had hoped to run a more even split, but after about 20 miles my legs were no longer on board and the paces that felt easy earlier in the day now felt like work.  I carried only three gels (poor planning in advance), and definitely could have used a couple more. The temperatures were supposed to be in the 40s and cloudy, but ended up getting some sunshine and 50 degrees, which felt warm compared to our recent weather in Central Oregon. I have to say, running at (close to) sea level and temperatures above freezing felt really fantastic.