I started my run on 10/3 from the intersection of County Roads K/Q/E in Monches at 6:32AM. The air was brisk, the early miles along the river were gorgeous, and I stirred up quite a few deer. I rolled through the road miles and paved path sections through Hartland. Next, in Delafield, I settled in knowing I had quite a bit of distance ahead of me. The mixture of trail, paved path, and road kept things interesting. I'm quite familiar with Lapham Peak, so it was nice knowing exactly what those miles were going to require. The Glacial Drumlin section felt a like it dragged on for a bit too long. Alternatively, the road sections just after were actually enjoyable. Crazy what a few hills can do to break up the monotony. The trails before and after Pinewood Campground are very pretty. I really enjoyed some of the winding and switchback sections. Eagle section was runnable and a mix of forest and open prairie. To the lady who provided encouragement during that Eagle Section, you provided just the spark I needed to keep a pep in my step all the way to the finish. Thank you! I crossed County Road Z at 1:41PM, with an elapsed time of 7hr9min19sec
All in all it was a great day. 40ish degrees throughout and rained about 25% of the time, so pretty perfect running weather for my taste.
I refilled water at:
Nixon Park - 10 mile (est.)
Lapham Peak - 21 mile (est.)
PInewood Campground - 31 mile (est.)